Weave structures – Sharon Alderman

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.

Rugs and tapestry – Michael Rhode

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

Anna Zinsmeister

Drawloom weaving – Joanne Hall

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 Zinsmeister

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.

Surface design – Marilyn Roberts

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

Jennifer Jordan

Japanese weaving – John Marshall

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.

Jacquard weaving – Alice Schlein

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.

Computers and weaving – Jannie Taylor – Marg Coe

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.

Musical Guests

Audio Editing

  • Kate Jantz-Koprivnik (Jannie Taylor’s interview)
  • Jennifer Jordan (Marg Coe’s interview)

Weave a Real Peace – Linda Temple

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.

Musical Guests

Audio editing

Nancy Smith Kilkenny

Color and design – Cameron Taylor-Brown

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.

Musical Guests

audio editing

Anna Zinsmeister

Color matters – Kaffe Fassett

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.

Musical Guest

“The Ballad of Fenton” by Tom Smith (read the lyrics)

Audio Editing

Christine Riedel