Warping, preparing to weave and weaving the hem on Never More Here is a short video showing the process of warping a large black pipe loom. This is a verticle loom layed down to facilitate warping. The tapestry to be woven, Never more will be … Read more
Certificate of Excellence for Never More Cartoon My cartoon/design for my upcoming tapestry Never More has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Circle Foundation of the Arts in Lyon, France. I submitted the cartoon to their Themed Contest: Art in the time of … Read more
Falling down a rabbit hole can be a good thing when it comes to designing. I began my latest design with the desire to weave details of horses. My false starts took me from compartmentalized details, to a more integrated collection of imagery unified by … Read more
This is a wonderful video about one of my mentors, Archie Brennan. I had the good fortune to study with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin-Maffei as a member of The Wednesday Group for almost eleven years. Meeting bi-weekly, then eventually monthly, the members of The … Read more
Maine Fiber Connection My life’s journey has been circuitous, but working with my hands has always been a part of what I do. I began with sewing at a very early age and over the years I have worked in many mediums including wood, metal, … Read more
A Project in Process I’ve been fascinated by corsets and what they represent for a long time. When I decided to actually weave one I had to jump a few hurdles. My first attempt was the scaled down version you see below. It … Read more
Barbara tells a brief story of her journey in tapestry from faces to figures.