Vila Cox's Profile

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I love to weave and want to share the handwoven treasures I create with people who appreciate the art of weaving. I produce quality pieces that will last for years.

I started weaving in 1997. The more I learn about weaving, the more excited I get. Weaving will keep me thinking and learning for the rest of my life.

The aspect that amazes me most about weaving, is the variety. There are so many weave structures and materials to try, the possibilities are endless. I enjoy watching the patterns develop as I weave the cloth on my looms.

Lately I have been exploring patterns found in old weaving manuscripts. These patterns from long ago have been a great inspiration to me when I am looking for "new" designs. I am humbled thinking about the weavers centuries ago developing the weave structures modern weavers…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 14, 2007

Favorite materials

cotton, silk, linen, wool, tencel, rayon

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About

I love to weave and want to share the handwoven treasures I create with people who appreciate the art of weaving. I produce quality pieces that will last for years.

I started weaving in 1997. The more I learn about weaving, the more excited I get. Weaving will keep me thinking and learning for the rest of my life.

The aspect that amazes me most about weaving, is the variety. There are so many weave structures and materials to try, the possibilities are endless. I enjoy watching the patterns develop as I weave the cloth on my looms.

Lately I have been exploring patterns found in old weaving manuscripts. These patterns from long ago have been a great inspiration to me when I am looking for "new" designs. I am humbled thinking about the weavers centuries ago developing the weave structures modern weavers are still using. A few clicks of the mouse and I can have a whole new pattern. Early weavers did not have that kind of help and they designed complex cloth to be woven on 40 harness looms. My largest loom has 24 harnesses and is computer assisted.

In November 2006, I passed Level I of the Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving. It is a substantial undertaking to complete each Level of the COE and I am glad I have started. With Level I completed I am now starting on Level II.

I am a member of the following street teams on Etsy: Idaho Indie Works (iiw team), EtsyFast team, OWS team

Please visit my blog at www.handwoven-thoughts.com there you will find more information about weaving .
I am also adding pictures of my looms and some of the other things I do at http://www.flickr.com/photos/warpedandwonderful/

I am in the process of making a slide show of the steps it takes to warp a loom. I have more pictures to add, so check back soon! Set it on slow or medium to read the captions . . .
http://www.flickr.com/photos/warpedandwonderful/sets/72157606214940501/show/

Follow me on twitter at - https://twitter.com/warpedandwonder
or I can be found on facebook as Vila Cox and this page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warped-Wonderful-Handwoven-Treasures/241360532566599


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