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Laura Fry
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Language Matters
If Facebook is an oracle it had a message for me today. First was an audition  where a young woman sang a song she wrote after losing her hearing, called "Try". Then Janis Ian posted about 're-wiring, not retiring'. I chewed them over for a while because I ...
Language Matters
Language Matters
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Summertime!
Summertime!
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Birthing a Book
Magic in the Water Kerstin Fro:berg's Weave a V, which I published in English I am - and have known - a number of people who have written and published books, either via more traditional publishers or by self-publishing. Personally I have done the self-publ...
Birthing a Book
Birthing a Book
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After the Party...
...comes the clean up.  And the return to reality... In one way writing The Book was a trip down memory lane as we mined my sample collections for textiles to serve as illustrations for the weave structures I chose to write about.  Partly it was an exercise...
After the Party...
After the Party...
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Mary Andrews
Early on in my career I had the opportunity to study for two weeks with Mary Andrews at the Banff Centre of Fine Art.  She was strong and independent, generous with her knowledge.  At the end of July she died at 102. Jane Stafford has written a moving tribu...
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Mary Andrews
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Minefield
patina from hundreds of hours of weaving As I work on the final(?) edits for the book, it feels like picking my way through a minefield.  What to say?  What to leave out as being redundant (because this isn't the only book on weaving and there are plenty of...
Minefield
Minefield
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Helping Hands
Many hands make light work.  This was something my mother believed in and throughout my childhood I watched her in action, helping others.  I saw through her example that helping friends and neighbours was a good thing to do.  And goodness knows, we all nee...
Helping Hands
Helping Hands
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Over Thinking
Bronson Lace framed heart motif With such a complex project, the tendency to over think takes on new and over whelming dimensions. In my desire to share All The Things, I have tried to think of All The Things I want to share.  At some point, it is necessary...
Over Thinking
Over Thinking
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It's Just String
Allen Fannin used to remind people that what weavers do is make someone else's 'raw' materials.  As weavers we are just another stepping stone in the production chain of getting raw fibre into something useful. If you are hand weaving, you are automatically...
It's Just String
It's Just String
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Warping Valet/Trapeze
There is a perception that in order to use a warping valet/trapeze you have to have a lot of room.  I use one in large part because I have very little room. You can see in this photo that I have another loom in front of the Leclerc.  There is - at best - th...
Warping Valet/Trapeze
Warping Valet/Trapeze
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