Sley the Dent

designed and handwoven by Dawn K Forde

Dawn is a weaver who likes to bring out the whimsy in her handwovens; in either the colors, patterns, or the purpose of the textile.

Each piece she creates is unique in color and design. She is not afraid to ask “what if” of her fibers and looms.

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looks like spring

Spring took a long time coming to NH this year.
Maybe this colorful strap will help.

weaving on an inkle loom

I got to spend a day last week at a fiber retreat with the weavers of Thrums Up, a weavers guild of central NH.
It was nice to get away and spend the day with creative people, doing what I love to do.


Ribbon candy Christmas tree ornaments, made from handwoven inkle ribbons and beads, now for sale in my Etsy shop.

100 yrs of Finish Independence

There are many people all over the world celebrating Finland’s 100 years independence. This year’s Finn Funn 2017 gathering in central Massachusetts will also include an art exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum called “Finnish Americans Together for Finland 100“, it runs August 17 through September 5.

I will be exhibiting two handwoven transparent tapestries there. Transparencies are also known as Kuultokudos.

Update: here is a link to photos of the exhibit.

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