Solo Show, "Crossed Threads" Now Up!

Added on by Clare Nicholls.

My first solo show, Crossed Threads,  is up at Stevenson University in the School of Design gallery through April 12.

The School of Design building is on the Owings Mills campus and has the following hours:

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday

As a part of this show, I also get to talk to a class of fashion design students. The talk is also open to the public, so if you'd like to play with double cloth and hear my thoughts about how weaving structures relate to garment construction, please come on by.

I've also been busy rearranging my studio-- I recently acquired a very big tapestry loom, and I'm psyched to get back to making things.

Here's a picture of the big loom parts waiting to be put together:

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This loom was a lucky Craigslist find. It was relatively nearby in Gettysburg, which is a pleasant drive on back roads. Even better, it was being sold by a lovely woman who's a weaver and once wove on this loom, so she was very helpful with having all the parts and things. 

This past Sunday I went and saw the Louise B. Wheatley show at the BMA (on view through July 30) and it was truly mind-boggling. I love ancient textile fragments and am forever grateful for the internet that lets me pour over them-- but being able to be up close and in person is so satisfying. I love the Coptic style of going from ground cloth to tapestry sections within one object. It's a reminder that weaving can be, truly, whatever you need it to be. 

Wheatley's work is so very fine-- both exquisite and literally small and delicate. The textiles rooms at the BMA are small, so it felt nice to be surrounded by small-scale, detailed work. I wish that there had also been magnifying glasses in the room, because I wanted to get close and fall into all these little scenes. But that could just be me.