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Have Loom Will Travel

Since June, I’ve laid my head in a different bed one week to the next. Occasionally the bed has been my own, but more often than not, it hasn’t. Mostly, I’ve been teaching on what I’ve dubbed the 2016 Rigid Heddle Road Trip, or attending conferences and other weaving-related gatherings. Teaching is really important to me. …

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Where Weaving Lives

Every once in a while, my work forces me to look up and marvel at the place I have landed.  This past week was a perfect example. The students in my Weaving for Techies class at New Mexico Tech University are getting ready to tackle weft faced weaves. I wanted to give the students a …

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Before There Was Etsy There Were Folk Schools

Since the industrial revolution, craft revivals come in waves, the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1880s, the Southern Craft revival of the 1930s, the back to the land movement of the 1970s, and the modern DIY movement that began in the 2000s.  I’m fascinated by the cyclical nature of this phenomena of remembering, reinvention, and …

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