About the Weavings
The shawls and scarves you see here are all hand woven on a triangle loom. They range in size from 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 feet as measured across the longest edge of weaving at the top while on the loom. Once the piece is taken off the loom, it may be slightly smaller depending on how the yarn was stretched while on the loom. Fringe will provide additional length.
It may be possible to reproduce a piece similar to one you see here which has sold or in a different size than listed. However, no two will be exactly alike. Each is one-of-a-kind. That is part of the beauty and magic of handweaving.
If you would like something special, or a different spin on what you see here, I would be more than glad to work with you. Pieces can be customized for color, size, type of fiber, length of fringe, no fringe, etc. Embellishments such as beads, shells, or surface decorations may be added. The weavings can also be made to hang on a wall rather than worn. If you have an idea in mind, contact me by email, and we will work together to bring it to life.
Note: Once we have agreed on plans for your custom order, a down payment of 50% is required before work is begun. An estimate for completion date can also be given at that time.
About the Artist
I am a time traveler frequenting historical events from the Renaissance through the 1800s taking my triangle loom with me.
I crave color. It is the primary focus behind all my work. My interest in all things of bygone days often reveals itself in the subtle blending of muted tones. However, with reds and purples being my favorites, occasionally a riot of bright, vibrant colors finds its way into my palette. There, modern fibers, colors, and sparkles live in harmony with historical techniques.
Texture is the second most important element of my work. As a child visiting galleries, I had to walk with my hands clasped behind my back to keep from reaching out to touch the paintings. My parents repeatedly reminded me, “Look with your eyes, not with your hands.” Through fiber arts, I have found a way to immerse myself in texture as well as color, where touching is not only allowed, but required, as part of the creative process.
When not weaving, you may find me time traveling in corset and hoopskirt to historical period dances where I can get my skirts and fringes flying with English Country, Italian, Irish, and Scottish dance. That is, when I am not demonstrating the fine art of triangle loom weaving.