Fine Craft Shows at Chautauqua July 7–9 & August 11–13, 2023
Weaving is a tactile process, and this collection of scarves uses a variety of fibers, including tencel (lyocell), silk, bamboo, cotton blends, a cellulose fiber called modal, and even recycled pop bottles! For some scarves, I hand paint the warps with dye and weave them in patterns that allow the color to shine through. I recently discovered Japanese Bengala mud dyes and have begun using them to dye the warp threads of some scarves. Every scarf is finished by hand with double hemstitching and hand-manipulated fringe. Although this is an extra step for me, it gives each scarf a finished look that is elegant and clean. Every scarf is different. Every scarf is a wearable piece of art. I prefer to weave with very fine threads, even though this makes the process longer. These threads result in amazing drape and feel of the material.