Redbud Festival Is Coming!

My Booth at 2009 Redbud
My Booth at 2009 Redbud

May 8 & 9 are the dates for this year’s Redbud Festival at the Lions’ Arena in Three Rivers.  It’s Mother’s Day Weekend. Come and visit me and my friends at our weaving booth. Handweavers of the Valley will be presenting our theme of “Weavers Bloom In Many Ways” to show that we all enjoy other artistic endeavors including weaving. 

Weavers Bloom In Many Ways

Weavers Bloom In Many Ways

 Approx. 60 artists will be showing and selling their works that weekend.  It’s a fun time to come out and visit with old friends in a beautiful setting. Enjoy some really good food and listen to great live music. What more could you ask for?  Admission and parking are free!

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1st Saturday – April 3

Spring Flowers 04 012Saturday, April 3 will be a fun day for those who choose to join us here in 3 Rivers.  Our theme for the day is “Wildflower Odyssey”. Many artists will be out and about in the main part of town. Several studios will be open.  I will be welcoming visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Presbyterian Church at 10:00 for children.  Some of the artists (including me) will have hidden eggs with small prizes for those who take the time to visit.  The best part is that all of this if FREE!  I will be offering handwoven scarves, shawls, mug rugs, baby blankets and towels.  I have also made some new soy candles.  Come and see what I have to offer.  Maybe you will be lucky enough to find an egg.  More information is available by clicking on my link to 1st Saturday in Three Rivers.  You can pick up a list of participants and a map at the Art Co-op or Nadi Spencer’s studio.  I hope to see you!

Preview of Coming Attractions

Basket of Painted Warps

Basket of Painted Warps

I recently did some more dyeing (so much fun!).  In this basket are the “painted warps” that are waiting to become towels, scarves and shawls.  Aren’t the colors pretty?  The anticipation of how the woven pieces will turn out is very exciting to me.  Stay tuned.  I’ll let you see them as they progress into finished works of art.

Studio Tour Reflections

Variety of Fibonacci Towels

Variety of Fibonacci Towels

Whew! That was a lot of weaving preparing for the Studio Tour. Thanks to all who came to visit me during Three Rivers Art Studio Tour 9.  I enjoyed meeting new art lovers and visiting with old friends.  Our attendance was down quite a bit from 2 years ago.  Too bad more people didn’t come out on such a beautiful weekend and see the 21 talented and interesting artists who opened their studios.  The weather was great and the wildflowers were in abundance.  I especially thank those who showed their appreciation by purchasing some of my weaving or candles.  Make a note now for Studio Tour 10 to be held March 23,24,25, 2012.

Shawls of perle cotton & rayon chenille

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A lovely gentle rain falls while I prepare for my candle classes to take place on Saturday, March 6.  Still openings available, call for a reservation.

I’m starting to put together my displays for the Studio Tour–tagging shawls and putting towels in baskets. Still much to do.  New scarves are on one loom and new towels are being added to another.  Still two days left to get discount tickets to Studio Tour 9.

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During Studio Tour 8

Me in my Studio

In the meantime, I’m working hard to prepare for the upcoming Studio Tour 9 in Three Rivers, Calif. I’m looking forward to seeing many friends, old and new, as you come to visit me and my friends in our studios and see what we’ve been working on. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Three Rivers, a pleasant little community in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The wildflowers are in abundance right now. I promise you will have a good time and you will see places that you didn’t know were places.

Weaving is my passion and I love to share it with others. I believe that practical items we use everyday should be beautiful and give us pleasure. Take some time to look at the pictures in my Gallery to see examples of what I do.