Rio Chama by Margaret Hermann, 33″ x 53″, hand-spun, natural dyed Churro wool
We know we missed a couple days of Doses this week. Sorry! We have been super busy trying to get the next couple weeks of events coordinated. We are so excited… but there is still a lot to be done! 🙂
Today’s Dose is a little teaser for Margaret Hermann’s one-woman show, RIVERS: A series of hand-spun, natural dyed Churro tapestries inspired by the rivers of the American Southwest. .
We can’t wait to have these beauties on our walls! (We start hanging tonight! Yay!)
RIVERS will be up September 21st – October 3rd.
We are having a reception for Margaret on Thursday, September 21st, 5-7PM.
We hope that you can join us! But, if not, not to worry… the entire show will be up online soon!
Hsandwoven Rug 1 by Allen Rumme, 36″x 58″, hand-dyed wool
Allen Rumme, who wove this beautiful piece, is another of the wonderful demonstrators that will be participating in Lana: A Fiber Experience!
During the event, Allen will be dyeing wool using Pro Chemicals Sabraset (aka Lanaset) acid dyes. He will be available to discuss all aspects of the process, including fiber preparation, tool requirements, the dyeing process chemistry, etc. In addition, he will have on display a large color study that he conducted this past year, as well as some Depth Of Shade studies.
And here’s Allen’s bio…
In 2011, while researching some information for a friend, Allen discovered the tapestries of Rachel Brown. Having been a photographic artist for almost 5 decades, and always seeking inspiration, he wondered if learning to weave tapestry might not provide that inspiration. It wasn’t long before Allen had several looms, and was busily teaching himself to weave. While initially interested in tapestry, he thought that weaving rugs might be a good way to further refine his weaving skills, since rugs can contain a variety of weaving elements. Then, about three years ago, Allen started dyeing all of the yarn used in his projects.
As a result of his rug weaving, Allen identified a lack of tools specifically geared to weavers needing high capacity shuttles. While initially designing and building high capacity bull nose boat shuttles for his own use, he subsequently started his business, High Desert Weaving, which offers his shuttles commercially.
You can click here to check out his website. He has great free information on it about Lanaset dyeing and you can also get his amazing shuttles there (they really are my favorite!).
Las Cinco Estrellas by Don Leon Sandoval, 72” x 120”, Churro wool, natural (black, gray and white) and naturally dyed (Kota yellow, Cochineal reds and pinks, indigo blue, green is chamisa yellow with indigo overdye)
We are so excited to start announcing the demonstrators that will be attending Lana: A Fiber Experience! And what a better way than to share their beautiful work on the Daily Dose!
Don Leon Sandoval (or you may know him as Donald Sandoval from the Mutual Admiration Society is a 5th generation weaver from Truchas, New Mexico. He’s been weaving in the Spanish New Mexico Rio Grande style for 24 years and has won several awards for his work at the Traditional Santa Fe Spanish Market. His work is in collections world-wide and in several museums, notably the Denver Art Museum (this piece we are sharing with you today) and the El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Don will be demonstrating Rio Grande Style weaving on a traditional standing walking loom. He will be available for discussions on the Rio Grande Style, weaving techniques, loom setup, loom operation, design layout and natural pigment dying.
Click here to see more of his weavings and what he does! We are so excited that he will be joining us for this event!
Emerge by Kimberly Hamill, 36″ (with Fringe) x 11″, 100% hand-dyed wool, natural dyes, handwoven on a backstrap loom
Kim, the weaver of this beautiful piece, will be teaching a class at Lana: A Fiber Experience!
If you haven’t heard of our Lana gathering yet, click here.
If you’d like more info on Kim’s class, click here. Kim is an incredibly talented weaver and wonderful teacher. I highly recommend taking a class with her!
And, if you’d just like to see more of her beautiful work, click here!
Life Lines Table Runner 6 by Regina Vorgang, 11″ x 26″, hand-dyed Churro wool
To celebrate our wonderful Churro Club Members and all they have done to support the Churro sheep, we are having our second annual Churro Club Exhibition!
This is one of many beautiful pieces that our Churro Club Members are sending in from all over the country!
The show will hang October 4th-11th, with an artists’ reception on October 7th, 4pm-7pm (Wool Festival weekend). And, for those of you who can’t make it, the entire show will be up on our website too!
You can click here to see some of the beautiful pieces that our Members submitted last year!
Blue Rio Grande by Margaret Hermann, 33″ x 54″, hand-spun, naturally dyed Churro wool
As I am sure you noticed, the Daily Dose has been a bit sporadic this year due to the many projects we have going on. But, we are back on task and have a lineup of some wonderful Doses for you!
To start is this beauty by Margaret Hermann!
A few days ago, Margaret met me at the shop so I could take a look at a series of tapestries she has been working on for several years now. All of them are hand-spun, naturally dyed Churro wool and absolutely stunning!
Long story short, she is about to pull the last one off the loom and we have decided to give her a one-woman show at Weaving Southwest!
We want to bring her on as one of our tapestry artists, but feel this show deserves a special celebration!
So, from September 21st – October 3rd, the walls of our shop will be covered in these beautiful, large, hand-spun, naturally dyed tapestries!
On September 21st, from 5PM-7PM, we are having a reception to celebrate Margaret and her accomplishment (this series has been many years in the making)!
If you happen to be around, we would love for you to join us! And, if you can’t, not to worry… the entire show will be up on our website too!