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…