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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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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NH Weavers Guild 80th Anniversary Exhibit

The NH Weavers Guild is celebrating 80 years by having an exhibit at the League of NH Craftsmen’s Gallery at 49 S. Main St. Concord NH.

The challenge for the exhibit was to weave something to do with EIGHT, eight colors, eight shafts, eight days, eight blocks..

I woven a spider.  Eight legs, eight eyes, eight colors…  See my previous post.

The exhibit runs Friday May 26 to July 10th in Concord.

After that it will be exhibited at New England Weavers Seminar NEWS  at Smith College in Northampton MA  July 13-16.

Here is a link to the exhibit’s information.