This blog began as a record of my 30 year handweaving life. My main interest now is learning to paint and draw. In 2003 I decided to go to art school, something I had always wanted to do. I took a courses in drawing, painting, design and art history. I am always learning as much as possible with travel to see and experience artworks firsthand, taking workshops, reading and the most important part – practise.
I began handweaving in 1978. I was a self-taught weaver and there are many excellent books available to learn from. I also enjoyed classes and workshops with some great teaches to enhance my studies. I achieved Master Weaver status through the Guild of Canadian Weavers with an In-Depth-Study for the Master Weaver status about the weaving of Silk. I started collecting a variety of silk yarns at the beginning of my studies with the intention of using it for the final study. As a production weaver I wove scarves in a variety of fibres and textures as well as mohair blankets for sale in many B.C. galleries. I also produced many other fine fabrics including some for a feature film and many private commissions. I also collect postage stamps and study family genealogy.