I have 9 floor looms upon which I weave scarves, stoles, blankets and yardage. Every inch
of every single thread, both warp and weft, passes through my fingers in the creation of each
fabric. Though I have been a weaver for over 40 active years, for the first time in September
2014, I have taken on 2 helpers to do some of the preparation work to leave me more time
to weave. I use no computer assistance in the design or production of my cloth.
The Weaver's Dance
On a loom that whispers, with shuttles that fly
And bobbins that chatter as the hours go by
I'll not lay in one thread of mere chance
As I work in the motion of the weaver's dance.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I've been asked about Raggy Cat Pin Cushions and this photo shows some of them. They are pin cushions that I designed several years ago.....I just HAD to because of my name! At first, I thought I wanted to design something to use up scraps of handwoven fabric, but, in developing the Cats, I was having such fun with commercial fabric that I just kept making them from fabrics that I buy or that people give me from their stash. The turquoise one with the beads was submitted to Fiber Arts Fiesta's 2007 Doll Exhibit and it won second prize! What a thrill that was!! I don't usually put beads on them or piece them because they would have to cost aLOT more than $15, if I added such time-consuming details in them! So, there they are....my little Raggy Cat Pin Cushions! Thanks for the interest and the comment! I'm sending out Miles of Smiles. Cat B.