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Through our interviews and discussions with weavers, manufacturers, show promoters, and patrons of the fiber arts we hope to build depth, transparency, and connection within the weaving community. We will also be taking your weaving questions to ask the experts.
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This week we are speaking with Tien Chiu. Tien is a textile artist, a teacher, and a writer. She has achieved many awards and achievements with her weaving work, including such honors as her handwoven wedding dress as part of the permanent collection at the American Textile History Museum and her Kodachrome jacket being featured on the cover of Handwoven magazine. In her studio she is primarily a weaver, dyer, and couture seamstress, producing artistic garments, accessories and wall hangings. She has written many articles for Handwoven and Complex Weavers Journal. She has also written a fabulous book, titled Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making and Selling Artisan Work. This book was a huge help for me when I started weaving as a full time career and is definitely recommended! Her blog is an amazing resource in design inspiration, exploration, and problem solving complex weave structures. I have been following her work and her blog since I graduated from college, finding endless motivation through her writings. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk with her about her growth into weaving, how she wants to help enrich the weaving community, and some insight on how mathematics and technology influence her work as a weaver and teacher. Find Tien Online : Website | Master Your Craft Book - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with the Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson of the design studio Dougall Paulson, based out of Southern California. As co-founders of the multi-disciplinary art and design studio, they seek beauty through new forms of weaving, furniture, lighting and objects. Using narrative as the thread that binds ideas together, their unique take on visual storytelling is the starting point for the creation of objects that straddle the fine, decorative, and graphic arts. They approach their practice with a focus on curiosity and discovery. Specifically speaking about their handwoven work: the art textiles explore the ways in which light appears through absorption, reflection, and transparency. Which, under the right lights, look like the pieces are glowing internally. We hope you enjoy our conversation about how they grew and developed their design practice, the challenges of weaving with metal, and what inspires them to keep exploring and moving forward. Find Dougall Paulson Online : Website | Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with Jenny Shulkin of OoLaLoom Handwoven from Kingston, NY. OoLaLoom was founded in Savannah, GA in the fall of 2013. Jenny creates microbatch handwoven textiles with handdyed, high quality natural fibers and intricate weaves with a focus in baby wrap and ring sling carriers. She also produces multi-use fabrics, scarves & apparel fabric, and throw blankets. OoLaLoom is a member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance and Consumer Product Safety Commission compliant. The weavings she creates are in rich earthy tones, highlighted with the intricate patterns produced in multi-shaft weaving. Using a variety of materials, she creates luminous cloth that is loved and cherished by many who have purchased her work. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk about how OoLaLoom came about, how Facebook is used to drive her business, and a little bit on the inner workings of baby wrap weaving. Find Jenny online : OoLaLoom Website | Instagram | Facebook - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in California when she was just 9 years old. Since then weaving has dominated her life and has brought her great joy. Her studio has grown and evolved from working out of her home in California, to a barn in Petaluma, moving to New Mexico, and to a multiple building workshop in Colorado. The size of her team ebbing and flowing with every iteration of her business. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Margaret as we talk about how her business evolved, the challenges and rewards of production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life. Find Margaret Online : Greentree Weaving | Instagram | Facebook - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Margaret Fischer of Greentree Weaving from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Margaret has been fascinated by the craft of handwaving since she first saw a weaving demonstration at a county fair in California when she was just 9 years old. Since then weaving has dominated her life and has brought her great joy. Her studio has grown and evolved from working out of her home in California, to a barn in Petaluma, moving to New Mexico, and to a multiple building workshop in Colorado. The size of her team ebbing and flowing with every iteration of her business. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Margaret as we talk about how her business evolved, the challenges and rewards of production weaving, and about making a career to support what you want out of life. Find Margaret Online : Greentree Weaving | Instagram | Facebook - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. She now offers a complete line of digital sewing patterns for handweavers. Daryl also maintains a blog at www.weaversew.com. Find her and all the work that she has done at www.Daryllancaster.com I first met Daryl when she was teaching at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire. During her course I would spend late nights talking about my business and what I wanted to do, and she would give me great insights and encouragement on how to grow and develop my own voice. She is an amazing teacher and friend, always rooting me on with whatever endeavors I choose to take on. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk about her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, and how she is adapting her work to the digital market. We had so much fun talking that we went a little long during our interview. So we broke up the interview into two episodes. Part one will be this week and Part Two will be next. Find Daryl Online : Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with Daryl Lancaster from New Jersey. Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. She now offers a complete line of digital sewing patterns for handweavers. Daryl also maintains a blog at www.weaversew.com. Find her and all the work that she has done at www.Daryllancaster.com I first met Daryl when she was teaching at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire. During her course I would spend late nights talking about my business and what I wanted to do, and she would give me great insights and encouragement on how to grow and develop my own voice. She is an amazing teacher and friend, always rooting me on with whatever endeavors I choose to take on. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk about her beginnings as a weaver, how her career evolved over time, and how she is adapting her work to the digital market. We had so much fun talking that we went a little long during our interview. So we broke up the interview into two episodes. Part one will be this week and Part Two will be next. Find Daryl Online : Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Janet Phillips from England. Janet has been designing and weaving for over 40 years after studying Industrial Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles, graduating with a First Class Honors Degree. Color and texture are still the foundations that keep her weaving. She dyes most of the yarns she uses and she is continually experimenting and sampling to find new weaves and textures. Janet also has a deep commitment to teaching others to be creative with their weavings. She has authored two books, Designing Woven Fabrics and Exploring Woven Fabrics, which encourage weavers to really understand how a woven fabric is constructed guiding the weaver to develop their own designs and structures. Enjoy our conversation with Janet as we talk about how she became a weaver, teaching woven design, and the importance of sampling to understand woven structures. Find Janet online : Website | Instagram | Buy Books Direct | Buy Books from LSLR - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with Rachel Snack of Weaver House Co from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Weaver House is a project that Rachel created as an intuitive response to returning home after living in Peru, and the continual longing to be at the loom. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. She can normally be found in the studio or nearby in the woods, always inspired and constantly creating. Weaver House is a yarn shop, textile studio, and weaving school located in Philadelphia. The goal of the space is to create heirloom textiles in homage to craft tradition, and the dialect between maker and loom. Creating a space where the woven practice is grounded in the idea of growing a tangible language, to regain tactility and a hand-making consciousness within the home and in relation to the body. Though the school is currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic, Rachel is finding new ways to inspire communal collaboration and weaving education. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Rachel as we talk about finding weaving, starting Weaver House, her new podcast, and more! Find Rachel Online : Website | Weaver House | Instagram | Material Culture Podcast - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
We have been keeping ourselves busy these past couple weeks, working with clients, getting stuff done at the spinning mill, and giving presentations about what we do. This week we wanted to continue the conversation about how we got to where we are and take the opportunity to answer some questions along the way. We are sharing the audio from our presentation at the Careers in Textiles Symposium that was hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America this past Friday. In case you missed it and the other fabulous talks from other industry leaders, check out the website weavespindye.org/cit to watch the videos of the presentations. It was an honor to be selected to speak along side of some amazing designers and business people in the textile field. If you are an aspiring professional weaver, please feel free to reach out to us with your questions. And like always, if we don’t have the answer, we will get you in touch with somebody who does. We will be back with our regularly scheduled programming next week, so stay tuned, and stay curious. - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
Register for the HGA's Careers in Textiles Symposium : http://weavespindye.org/cit/ - - This week we are speaking with Crystal Gregory in Kentucky. Crystal Gregory is a sculptor whose work investigates between textile and architecture. If the nature of architecture is fixed and permanent then the opposite would be a textile, collapsible and movable. Both mediums define space, create shelter, and allow privacy. A textile, however, has the advantage of flexibility. It is a semi two dimensional plane that has the ability to fold, drape, move and change to its surroundings. It is pliable. Gregory received her BFA from the University of Oregon and her MFA from the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago from the Fiber and Material Studies Department. She has received many awards and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally including the Rockwell Museum of Art, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, the Hunterdon Art Museum and at Black and White Project Space. She has had her work featured in Hyperallergic, Surface Design Journal, Art Critical and Peripheral Vision Press. She is an Assistant Profession within the School of Arts and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky and currently shows with Tappan Collective in Los Angeles, California as well as Momentum Gallery in North Carolina. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Crystal as we talk about different ways of learning and teaching weavings, how much there is still left to learn, and creating artwork using woven fabric. Find Crystal Online : Website | Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Peggy Osterkamp. Peggy is the author of the New Guide to weaving series, Weaving for Beginners – An Illustrated Guide, and has a prolific blog available to share tips, stories of her travels, and artistic discoveries. She has found great joy in sharing her love of handweaving with students near and far and has a wealth of knowledge to bestow upon them. Personally, I have been following Peggy’s blog since I was in college and first learning how to weave. To this day I still find her artwork inspiring. The experiments with materials, structures and presentations are a testament to how she finds play whenever she sits and works at the loom. And her ability to clearly explain the techniques and methods she uses is a must for any weaver who wishes to reconnect with their weaving skills on a different level. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk about how she became a weaver, the joys of sampling, and what the process was like putting her knowledge in book and blog form. Find Peggy Online : Website | Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaversociety.com/podcast - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Anne Low from Canada. Anne Low is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses sculpture, installation, textiles and printmaking to explore the relationship of historical contexts of contemporary functional objects and themes that occur, such as the domestic and the decorative. Her works highly focus on the physicality of an object and utilize her historic knowledge of weaving and various methodologies. She has been featured in many group exhibitions, held selected solo exhibitions, and was nominated for the Sobey Art Award in 2019 (Canada’s largest award for young Canadian artists). Her work is subtle and sublime, showcasing fine craftsmanship in the light of installation art. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Anne as we talk about weaving on frame looms, studying and learning old techniques, and dividing time between art and utilitarian weaving. Find Anne Online : Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : https://professionalweaverpodcast.com - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Lucy MacDonald of Arra Textiles from Scotland. Arra Textiles is named after Lucy’s great grandmother, Arra MacDonald, born and brought up on Orkney, she passed down her love of textiles to Lucy. After graduating with a degree in textile design at university, Lucy worked for a range of different companies before deciding to invest in a loom and start her own business. Her work is inspired by the ever changing sea scapes that are near and far from her home and studio. The desire to travel always pulls her in directions of different coastlines from the archipelagos of Finland, the southern coast of Australia, or the beautiful coastlines in Scotland. Each year she produces a small collection of bespoke scarves which are woven using hand-dyed locally sourced yarn. While creating, she strives to produce as little waste material as possible by using every last bit of material and reselling any yarn cone ends. The majority of the yarn she uses is sourced in Britain, maintaining the traceability factor in her work. With her zero-waste production policy and emphasis on traditional craftsmanship, she can be sure that her work will become timeless heirlooms to be enjoyed for generations to come, before biodegrading naturally at the end of its’ lifespan. We hope that you enjoy our conversation with Lucy as we talk about her education, what it was like starting up her own studio, and what goes into her complex woven designs. Find Lucy Online : Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : http://proweaverpod.com/episode-35 - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro music : Guesthouse
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We heard you, and this week we are talking about… ourselves! We were recently asked to give a presentation about what we do and we thought this would be a good opportunity to share it with you. We talk about how we were ramping up our business before the pandemic, how we pivoted, and how we are working on growing our business and our weaving skills today. 2020 was a doozy for all of us, but somehow we managed to not only survive, but our business started to thrive. It was a fun presentation that we are using as our jumping off point for our upcoming talk at the “Careers in Textiles Symposium” hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America. This is a two-day online symposium, spotlighting leading professional and industry trendsetters, sharing their experiences and providing insights on the diverse and changing landscape of textiles and fiber art. The symposium is open to all, but is geared toward young professionals, recent graduates and students. We will be speaking on Friday, March 19th at 4 pm. We are passionate about connecting the new generation of textile designers, artists, and creators with people who have been in different facets of the industry to create a mentorship bond to help everyone grow. We know we wouldn’t be where we are now without the guidance and support of others who have blazed the trail ahead of us. We hope that we can connect with future professionals and help guide them into finding or creating their own careers within the textile community. So, enjoy the audio portion of this presentation, and if you are interested, there is a video of this prevention with the accompanying slides and media in the show notes. We hope that you will tune in to join us and other amazing professionals during the “Careers in Textiles Symposium” taking place March 19th and 20th. - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : http://proweaverpod.com/episode-34 - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro music : Guesthouse
This week we are talking with Bridgette Extraordinaire of Raanu Handwoven from Oregon. Raanu Handwoven is a closed loop production, meaning that Bridgette will reuse material waste created during the production process for additional products. She begins with mill end yarn, which is rescued from large manufacturing houses where they were destined for the landfill. That yarn is then woven by hand in the US without the use of electricity, utilizing mechanical Dobby looms to create beautiful patterns and textures. Each garment is woven to size, which significantly reduces the amount of scrap left on the cutting room floor. What remains will then be transformed into additional product. A trademark of her work is that the warp threads are plied, producing a beautifully subtle gradient in the cloth. Raanu came about from the master passing along their knowledge and tools to their apprentice, continuing the weaving legacy. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Bridgette as we talk about her apprenticeship, pricing, what it takes to create a new line of wearables, and more. Find Bridgette Online : Website | Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : http://proweaverpod.com/episode-33 - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with Margot Becker from Hudson, New York. Margot Becker is an artist, weaver, and educator.  Margot Handwoven is her line of functional, versatile textiles that playfully explores the intersections of art and craft.  Each one of a kind piece is created by combining traditional patterning and techniques with intuitive design. All of her textiles are one of a kind and designed on loom to be worn and loved in your everyday. Margot Handwoven originated as part of an independent study of the process of creating textiles from start to finish, born from a deep desire to understand the origins and lives affected by the production of the cloths that surround us in our day to day. In 2010 Margot moved to the Hudson Valley to work with Buckwheat Bridge Angoras, a fiber farm with a solar and wind-powered fiber mill on site. For eight years Margot worked on the farm and in the mill where she aided in the process of growing and spinning the wool and mohair she uses in her textiles. Choosing to devote her time to her weaving practice, she no longer works directly with the animals. However, she continues to uphold her values of the conscientious production through careful research of material sources, full transparency of fiber content, and micro-scale production. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk to Margot about weaving as an artist and a craftsperson, creating with a transparent supply chain, and pricing her work. Find Margot Online : Website | Instagram - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : http://proweaverpod.com/episode-32 - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro music : Guesthouse
This week we are speaking with William Storms from New York. William is a professional weaver in both the industrial and artistic realm. Through his industrial work he is working with Jacquard looms and designing intricate repeat designs that will be translated for use in the public realm. His artistic work explores materials and hand manipulation to create dynamic pieces of art. One of his ongoing pieces is a rug that was woven with bullets collection within a respective country to weave a ballistic map. Each of the bullet casing’s headstand reveals the country and manufacturer of origin. These maps were woven during his residencies at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, and the Governors Island Residency in NYC. A new project where his artistic vision and industrial knowledge have blended together is working in conjunction with Crosby Street Studios to create a collection of handwoven custom rugs. These rugs explore the tradition of American Craft through a modern lens. It is his first collaboration of this kind and the rugs are available in four colorways, as well as fully custom colors and sized to order. We hope you enjoy our conversation as we talk to William about how he found his way to weaving, how his art and industrial practices feed into each other, and where he sees his working moving to in the future. Find William Storms Online : Website | Instagram William Storms x Crosby Street Studios : Website - - Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC Read full show notes and resources at : http://proweaverpod.com/episode-31 - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Music by Rawhead The Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/ Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro music : Guesthouse
This week, we will be sharing the audio from the first round table, just incase you missed it. This was a great discussion about the value of textiles and we hope that you enjoy our discussion. Next week we will continue with the regular podcast. We have been talking to some great folks and we can’t wait to share them with you. We just needed one more week to get back on track. If you have any questions that come up from watching the demonstration comment on the post linked below or please feel free to send us an email at hello@proweaverpod.com. - - Watch the video : https://professionalweaversociety.org/podcast/bonus-3/ Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Outro Music by Rawhead the Wreckloose : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Intro Music by Guesthouse
The Bauhaus, an acclaimed school that embraced the principle of equality among artists and the arts alike, has continued to influence and impact American art long since it’s closure. The weaving workshop in particular was a place of developing aesthetic and supporting innovative teaching methods. Many weavers have “On Weaving” by Anni Albers sitting in their bookshelf. But, is that the epitome of weaving advancement? Are there other weavers who have pushed the boundaries of design and theory? Our upcoming round table, “Beyond the Bauhaus”, we are talking with Evee Erb, Tegan Frisino, Lilly Marsh, and Justin Squizzero with Eric Frisino as the moderator, different influences for our work. During the discussion we will explore inspiring weavers, techniques and methods, and other sources of inspiration. We hope you join our conversation as we explore “Beyond the Bauhaus” what inspires our panelists. If you have any questions that come up from watching the demonstration comment on the post linked below or please feel free to send us an email at hello@proweaverpod.com. - - Watch the video : https://professionalweaversociety.org/podcast/bonus-3/ Sponsored by : Comfortcloth Weaving LLC - - Sponsor the Podcast : Become A Sponsor Support the Podcast : Become A Patron (Shop on Amazon) Rawhead the Wreckloose's new album 'Cold Bill' : https://rawheadthewreckloose.bandcamp.com/album/cold-bill Music by Guesthouse
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