I am so excited because this weekend is the opening reception for the I Got a Beer art show, being put on by Cigar City Brewery in Tampa Fla.
Last week I had the opportunity to assist my friend and mentor, Chiaki O’Brien, teaching SAORI weaving to K-5th graders, at the Blake School just outside Minneapolis. To say it was an inspirational week is an understatement.
Over a year ago, an amazing student walked into my studio. She is bright and energetic and was searching for her “passion.” She sat at the loom and immediately knew it was where she belonged.
I’ve got a really fun trick I picked up in my travels. It’s for using super bulky yarns to warp a floor loom!! It’s quick and uses just a few easy to pick up essentials that will help you create your own textured bulky warps!!
One of the things I try to do as an artist, is constantly push myself and my techniques. I love to “just try this” and “see what happens”. Inspiration is constantly swirling around me, pushing my boundaries.
Recently I’ve gotten a few questions about the tools I use to weave with, and “what’s ON my loom?” I admit I’ve built up quite the collection of cool tools and gagets.
I’m so excited. I’ve been working on this behind the scenes for awhile now, and it’s been quite difficult not spilling the beans!! My SAORI journey has not only lead me down a wonderful road of creative expression, it’s lead me to open my doors as a saori inspired weaving studio!
I hear that old 80’s song in my head.. “It’s been awhiiiiile”. I spent the last 8 weeks not teaching or doing etsy updates by immersing myself in my own creative exploration!