Weaving

I began weaving in Mexico 1978 when some of the teachers I taught with took a tapestry class and there was room for one more.  I wove tapestry a couple of years when we moved to Knoxville and I found the Community Craft Center which was across the street from where we are now.  Ellen Cain was the instructor and she taught me on the same table looms we use now for students.  I juried in to sell at the center some months after starting and have sold here ever since. I take classes when and where I can. I teach beginning weaving and I help guide the Tuesday Weavers in our quest for knowledge and skill.  I’m a member of Foothills Craft Guild, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Clinch Valley Handweavers Guild, East Tennessee Lace Guild, and TACA.  I love colors and seeing how they interact.  I weave mostly plain weave in the clothes I male so I can play with color. When I weave hand towels, I like waffle weave, the softness of the towels, and how they work. Rugs are a new interest but I don’t have a lot of time to weave them.  I use other weaves as I have time.