Pick myself up by the boots,

Getting back to my roots.
I had the chance to weave for Roy McMakin.  He and the Lora Reynolds Gallery have created Domestic Furniture, a line of Roy furniture multiples.  Normally I will over see the production of handwoven fabrics for his Sofa and Chair.  This time, the deadline was tight and ... well... I couldn't ask anyone else to work like that.
The Textile Arts Center came to the rescue with a loom I could use.  That place is a slice of heaven filled with people who really care about fabric and people.
 I wove 15 yards of blue and 24 yards of green which took 24 long days, sourcing the yarn from around the country and even dying 1 last pound of green at Jeff Fender's, a legendary NYC costume shop.  They actually took a break from clothes for Lady Gaga to dye this green.
Roy took my fabric and made Domestic Sofa In Green Handwoven Fabric and 11 am- a chair from a Hopper painting.
I had never hand woven on that scale, and I rarely get the chance to weave at all.  I still love it. ( and Roy.)

 The fabric for 11 AM

The fabric for 11 AM

 High quality close up of the fabric for Domestic Sofa In Green Handwoven Fabric

High quality close up of the fabric for Domestic Sofa In Green Handwoven Fabric



 Action shot of the shuttle in the shed.

Action shot of the shuttle in the shed.