Springwild II, original handwoven tapestry by Patzy Walden, 2015

This Dose is part of a series. Click here to see other Doses relating to this.

The piece that Patzy wove at Weaving Springwild inspired a series, using variations on the techniques we explored at the retreat.

This was the first piece she wove after the Springwild. She was in love with our Kayenta at the time, as you can see.

That is Patzy’s friend holding the tapestry, fresh off the loom!

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


Patzy Walden at Springwild, 2014

This Dose is part of a special series. You can see the first few posts featuring Patzy here,  here and here.

As Weaving Springwild wrapped up, Patzy pulled this beautiful piece off the loom… and Kristina came to visit! It was so fun seeing these two reunite almost forty years later! (Pictures below.)

Since I started teaching, I’ve been lucky enough to have several of Kristina (my great aunt) and Rachel’s (my grandma) students in my classes. All these years later, after raising children and living their lives, they are finding time to explore weaving again. Truly inspiring, if you ask me! 🙂

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa



Patzy Walden at Springwild, 2014

This Dose is part of a special series. You can see the first two posts featuring Patzy here and here.

Patzy was one of three guests at Weaving Springwild, a weaving retreat we hosted in 2014. We spent 10 days at the loom, outdoors, under canopies. Joe prepared delicious meals for us, while Patzy and the other two weavers, Kathy and Suzan, focused on creating beautiful tapestries. I got to wander from weaver to weaver, helping them with techniques along the way. It was a truly beautiful time!

This is Patzy at the loom, almost done with her tapestry.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Patzy Walden at Springwild, 2014

This Dose is part of a special series, featuring some wonderful people in our lives… so far, Kristina Wilson and Patzy Walden.

Patzy showed up at Weaving Springwild, a weaving retreat we had created, with a concept (pictured here)… angles intercepting.

We dove into this idea, tweeked it and spent an entire week playing around with what could be done with this idea. Wait till you see what came off the loom!

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


Patzy Walden with her creations at Kristina Wilson’s Taos Valley Weaving School, 1975

This Dose continues our special series, highlighting Kristina Wilson’s life… but now we are going to branch off in a new direction… Patzy Walden.

This is a story that weaves throughout decades and generations…

A little over a year ago, my great-aunt, Kristina Wilson, passed away. During this time I was lent her weaving photo albums.

Flipping through numerous amazing photos of a time I long to be in, I opened to a page with this photo… “Is that Patzy?!”, I smiled as I showed Joe.

Sure enough it was Patzy, in 1975, at Kristina’s weaving school. I had heard of these days, but I had never seen photos. This album was full of them… beautiful “hippie girls” learning to weave, outdoors, toes in the grass and they explored textiles with a vibrant pallet and Kristina watching over them.

Patzy had entered my life in 2012, I believe. She took a class from me and told me of her days at Kristina’s school.

A few years later, inspired by her memories, we decided to create Weaving Springwild, a weaving retreat…. and, sure enough, Patzy joined us!

And there’s your little prelude to tomorrow’s dose…

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Truth Imprisoned, original handwoven tapestry by Kristina Wilson, 36″ x 45″

Notes on this piece…

This tapestry is part of a special series of Daily Dose’s, featuring the work (and life) if Kristina Wilson.

You can see more of this series and more of Kristina’s work by clicking here.

Kristina was one of The Three Weavers, a great book to add to your winter reading list.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


Wondering if Everyone is Taking Themselves Too Seariously, original handwoven tapestry by Kristina Wilson, 31″ x 33″, date unknown

Notes on this piece…

This tapestry is part of a special series, featuring the work (and life) of Kristina Wilson.

Click here to see more from this series and other tapestries of Kristina’s.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa

 


Title unknown, original handwoven tapestry by Kristina Wilson, size unknown, late 1970’s

This starts a series of special doses…

Back in October, we hung a show in honor of The Three Weavers. We also had binders containing photos of Kristina’s tapestries, woven over the past several decades. By the end of the exhibition, the general consensus was a book of her work needs to be published.

But, in the meantime, we are going to share some of her tapestries (and stories) here in the Daily Dose.

When available, I will add dates and sizes. But, as photos are from her personal portfolio, dates and titles were not always recorded.

You can click here to see some more of Kristina’s work that we have shared in the past.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Sunrise or Sunset? by Tomeka Watkinson, 11″ x 11″

Notes on this piece…

Materials: Medium Churro wool, worsted wool warp, wood

Techniques: Woven

Lap loom used

“Inspired by the pretty yarn colors.” -Tomeka

South Street Creations

Tomeka can also be found on Facebook. ​

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa