I took a jewelry course this winter with Antje Roitzsch. I learned some fold forming and hammering techniques that I love. Here is a fun necklace at left. I'm working on Brooches for my shawls. I hope to have some at my summer shows!
I've been making some outfits that combine hand weaving, paper etchings and hammered copper.
Headdresses are a major theme!
See this article in the Scene newspaper:
Last year, I was interviewed on local Rockland Radio station WRFR to talk about both weaving and my visual artwork. The interview is about an hour long and includes some of my favorite music. Full Interview
Soode Soode & Kale Kale from Kef Time Richard Hagopian
Hastayim Yasiyorum from Udi Hrant The Early Recordings V. II
Everything Happens to Me from On Broadway V. 4 Paul Motian Trio
Just Now Variation II from A Long Story Anat Fort
Armenian music is available from Traditional Crossroads
Visual Arts Website
I now have a separate website for my Oil Paintings and Hand Pulled Prints:
I'm setting up my loom for a series of triangular shawls. Large rectangles (60" x 120") will be cut into 3 shawls. The designs are bold but the yarn and color combinations will add a unique subtlety to the cloth.
A close up of alpaca and rayon chenille fabric. The different shrinkage rates of the 2 yarns give the fabric a 3-D textured quality.
Weaving with Paper Etchings
I've been experimenting with combining etchings and weavings. To the left, pieces of rejected etchings are interlaced with silk. In the middle, etching pieces are cut into fine strips and woven into the cloth on the loom. To the right, an etching is cut and sewn and also inserted into the hand picked lace on the cloth.
Credit Card Acceptance & Toll Free Phone
I accept credit cards! MasterCard and VISA can be used for payment by phone. Items in stock will be shipped within 24 hours. Please use my Toll Free Number 1-877-203-4951 for both questions and orders.