Happy Thanksgiving! This episode we catch up with Sharon Alderman and talk to her about her book, Mastering Weave Structures, her philosophies about weaving and some of the amazing projects she’s worked on.
This episode, Anna Zinsmeister brings us another great interview! This time with Michael Rohde, a wonderful rug-weaver and tapestry artist. He tells wonderful stories from his weaving life.
Audio recording and production
Ensemble member Anna Zinsmeister interviews Joanne Hall about swedish looms and draw-loom weaving. And Rose Meacher tells us the story of what the Weaver’s Guild of Greater Baltimore is doing to celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Audio Interviewing and Editing
Anna was able to take the workshop with Joanne Hall (and thus arrange this interview) with help from others. She received a grant from HGA, the Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant, as well as a gift from Russell Groff. She would like to express her thanks.
Ensemble member Jennifer Jordan brings us an interview with Marilyn Roberts, a talented fiber artist working with dyeing and surface design. In addition to her art and teaching, Marilyn co-owns the Eugene Textile Center with Suzie Liles.
Audio Recording and Editing
WeaveCast is back in the studio! I’m back from hiatus with new ideas for the show. We’ve got an interview with John Marshall, an expert on Japanese textiles and techniques, and cars play a surprisingly large part in this episode.
- John Marshall’s Website
- Make Your Own Japanese Clothes
- Afghans for Afghans Baby Blanket Project
- Sponsorship Information
- Syne’s Etsy Store (weaving kits)
- Double-Heddle Bookmark Article
- Halloween Dolls Article
This episode we talk with Alice Schlein, who is best known for her work on Network Drafting, but she is also an avid jacquard weaver. Then we have a chat with Chris and Richard Jeryan, two weavers who restored a 19th century jacquard loom at The Henry Ford Museum.
- Alice Schlein’s Website
- Bhakti Ziek’s Website
- The Henry Ford Musuem
- The Journal for Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers
- Job Openings at Interweave Press
This episode we talk about all the ways we can use computers in our weaving, whether we’re weaving on a computer-assisted loom, designing new drafts on a computer, or simply using it to connect to other weavers. We chat with Jannie Taylor and Marg Coe, and then WeaveCast heads out of the studio to the John C. Campbell Folk School, where we visit Mousetown.
- Fiber Action Cooperative in Asheville, NC
- Contemporary Handweavers of Houston
- Jannie Taylor’s classes at AVL
- Marg Coe’s website
- Marg Coe’s article “Weaving Software on the Cheap”
- John C. Campbell Folk School
- “Dreamcomputer” by Ibrahim Reevy
- “Dramatic Computer” by QuietProductions
- “Computer Rock” by Jeff Mallon
- Kate Jantz-Koprivnik (Jannie Taylor’s interview)
- Jennifer Jordan (Marg Coe’s interview)
This episode we journey to a meeting of Weave a Real Peace (WARP), a networking organization for folks working with indigenous weavers around the world to preserve traditional crafts and provide them a fair wage. In additon, we hear from Janet Dawson, who shares a tale of weaving misadventure.
- Liz Gipson “May’s Song”
- Terry Prong “Can’t Have Peace”
- Maido Project “Peace”
- Freedom People “Peace Around the World”
Nancy Smith Kilkenny
This episode we speak with Cameron Taylor-Brown, a talented weaver and educator who loves to break down boundaries, whether it’s the innovative way she blends color and weave structure in her artwork, or how she gets students to collaborate in workshops. After that, we check in with the team behind Weavolution, a networking site for weavers that’s currently in development.
- Cameron Taylor-Brown’s website
- Margaret Brake Windeknecht (kimono art piece)
- Margaret B. Windeknecht’s publications
- Bonnie Tarses’ blog: Weaving Spirit
- Weavolution’s blog
- Al Phlipp and the Woo Team, “Portentous”
- Pushstart Wagon, “L.A. was our Alamo”
- Karmella’s Game, “The Revolution will be Cybercast”
This episode we talk with master colorist Kaffe Fassett and gain insight into how to combine colors in exciting and pleasing ways. I share news from the weaving world, talk a bit about the launch of the new WeaveZine site, and in closing, I take you out back to the barn, where the sheep are being sheared.
- Bonnie Tarses: Mary Meigs Atwater Horoscope Kit Fundraiser
- Weaving a Life: The Story of Mary Meigs Atwater
- Coraline Movie Trailer
- Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
- Doris Florig: Weaving the World Project
- “I Made it on my Schacht” Contest
- Kaffe Fassett
- Real Men Knit (DVD)