day, I stopped in to see Rae who is in charge of the one the Olympic events at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers next spring. The conference in in Squaw Valley and the theme is "Let the Games Begin." Rae is in charge of shot put. She has created three shot puts by encapsulating 3 pounds of BBs into these fiber forms.
The third rug is from pinks I cut and sewed together in an organized random order, thanks to a gift from Benita, a friend who no longer was making dolls and doll clothes and sent me her fabrics. I had no idea pinks would make such a sweet rug.
I picked up a book "Weaving Contemporary Rag Rugs" from the library today. Browsing through it quickly, I'm taken by the group of Europeans whose traditions we draw from. It's like a Germanic swath, from Croatia upward through Finland. I want to know more.
It's truly beautiful if you don't have to go anywhere.