And Then This Happened

I spent the last few days at ANWG 2019 in Prince George, BC.  I had lots of fun learning and socializing, visiting exhibits, shopping at the Vendors Hall, listening to the keynote speaker Abby Franquemont, and watching and participating in the Fashion Show.  And then the last minute of the last day, this happened!

I won the People’s Choice Award for Weaving, sponsored by the Salem Fiber Arts Guild for this piece-


This piece came about as I was studying log cabin, and I wondered “What if I could change the direction of a log cabin block without changing the direction of the blocks surrounding it?”

Titled “Isolations” this is a woven scarf, looking at how to isolate log cabin blocks and make them appear to seemingly float out of the ground fabric.  Framed with supplemental warp borders.  Thinking of climate warming and seeing chunks of ice breaking away from the glaciers and floating away to melt and disappear.  I wanted to break away from the traditional forms of log cabin and create a modern interpretation.  A confluence of vertical and horizontal lines.  Woven in 2/8 tencel, doubled.

Thanks to my peers who voted for me, and Salem Fiber Arts Guild for providing the award.

About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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8 Responses to And Then This Happened

  1. Vicki says:

    Congrats Barb, what a beautiful piece of work.

  2. Barbara Mitchell says:

    Thanks, Vicki, I’ll show you in person on Friday

  3. Lynne Russell says:

    Wow! Congratulations Barbara.

  4. Congratulations! Your weaving is beautiful. A lovely ribbon too

  5. KerryCan says:

    How wonderful! And what an interesting scarf–I’m intrigued by the problem you set for yourself to solve and the climate change thinking that inspired it. Most excellent!

    • Thanks, Kerry, as you have often been intrigued by the stories of the antique textiles you collect, so have I. Every piece has a story, and we have lots of time as we sit at our loom, or wheel, or with needle in hand and think about, “What does this piece mean to me?” and then the cloth answers.

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