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A sunny fall day in the studio.

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Symbols coming to life.

Progress on a custom piece.

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First Loves: Colombia Handwoven Art Yardage

This piece is a custom work woven on a warp of organic cotton-linen with a weft of raw silk and sea cell/merino/silk. The sea cell blend is at the middle section and was dyed with natural dyes including marigold flowers, cochineal, black walnuts, sage and pomegranate skins. 

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Draw #2

I just drew another name for Joyous Thunder, so check your inboxes. (And junk box in case it went there)

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Preparing for winter

The north winds are blowing in, and I’m so happy I’ve got my little loom warped and ready to weave wooly things. This #merino and #alpaca #cowl sold before I had a chance to post about it, but there will be more in the month to come!

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These are some weird shots from @desertarchaic

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Color block in the desert

I’m feeling super honored that the talented and beautiful @monicajanefrisell trekked out to the desert with me yesterday to photograph some of my work. You should check out her work too! Can’t wait to share the rest of the images!

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This scarf is all organic cotton-linen and disappeared very quickly from my Etsy shop. Thank you! 🧡

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French Silk

A few new creations ready for the world. This piece was woven on a warp of organic cotton linen with a weft of raw silk, French silk and Tussah silk. You can find them in my Etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Newtribetextiles

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Hand-spun Blanket

This blanket found a new home this weekend, and I’m so grateful. It turned out more beautifully than I ever imagined, and although it is one of my more simple pieces, I have to say I am really proud of it.

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It is woven on a warp of organic cotton-linen with a weft of handspun wool.

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Moving Pieces

It’s been months in the making, but @meteoric.torc finally begins today! I, along with some wonderful friends including @chantalelenamitchell , will be performing at @desertarchaic gallery tomorrow (Saturday) night!!! @kyleparkercunningham working magic with the technology.

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Joyous Thunder Handwoven Art Yardage

A random draw for a chance to purchase Joyous Thunder Handwoven Art Yardage is now under way and will close on Monday October 21st.
This piece was woven by me here at my home-studio in New Mexico on a warp of Organic Cotton-Linen and a weft of raw silk. It is 5.3m in length with short hand knotted fringe on each end. ______________________________
Thoughts on this piece:
While weaving my way through this piece I was exploring the windows of being, looking inward and peering outward. What do I see when gaze out, with eyes wide and looking without judgment? Trying to see all things as the seamless flow that it is, and not as fragmented bits. Pixels floating. Eyes pulled by the moon, pulling my body not up into the clouds but deeper into the earth.
Weaving as a meditation on spaces. Creating simple shapes to find the place where the internal can become external. Windows that arise can be physical objects, or emotional spaces. Sometimes with the veils (or curtains) still in tact, torn, parted, or pulled away entirely. The flow of creation and thought is as the flow of a day, rolling across the sky. Clockwork.