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Weaving Since
1960's (or maybe 1950's)
Kinds of weaving
4H, rigid heddle, inkle, backstrap, bobbin lace, baskets, cards, ...
Pets? Kids?
2 grown daughters, 2 granddaughters, 3 cats, 1 dog
Favorite Color
Cool greens, cinnabar, saffron, black
Favorite Fiber
Wool, esp. cheviot, Columbia, and all the rest
West Virginia
About me

My granddaughter once said "Nana is a maker.  Some people are getters, but Nana is a maker."  She also once told a stranger in a checkout line "Nana can make anything.  She has Gorilla glue."  I really use a lot more fiber than Gorilla glue. I learned many things from my two very talented and different grandmothers when I was a small child.  My Swiss grandmother was proficient at all needle arts, and taught me to knit, crochet, bobbin lace, quilt, spin, tat, to name only a few things.  My Appalachian grandmother also was an avid quilter, and she made white oak and hickory bark baskets and chair seats.  She wove an occasional inkle on the loom chair, but this was mostly my grandfathers domain.

I was also extremely fortunate to belong to a wonderful guild, the Mountain Weavers Guild.  I took a class sometime in the 70's with Olive Goodwin and Dorothy Thompson.  Their mentorship over the years was invaluable.  More about Dorothy here:  http://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/fellow.php?id=2000_11 or on Wikipedia.  And about my guild:  http://theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/524971.html


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