Out of the Box

Now that we've made our move to our home just a little west of Asheville, NC, I continue to get the studio unpacked. One box that has been packed since we lived in Connecticut holds special meaning. It contained some beautiful items pertaining to weaving, that once hung on the wall to the entrance to my studio. In our home in Clinton, CT, my studio was located above our garage and the hall way up the stairs, was a perfect location for these treasures.

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My studio, in a converted horse barn in Tewksbury Township, NJ, did not have a foyer or entrance way, and I was concerned that these wonderful items would get damaged during the daily movement of bolts of fabrics, finished rugs and boxes packed for shipping. Now that I have a foyer in my current studio which is out of the fray, these antique shuttles, prints,  paper cuttings and an antique lap loom, hold a place of honor.

One of my favorite pieces is this framed "Weaver's Prayer" with paper cuttings and calligraphy by my dear friend Martha Link Walsh.

Another favorite is this hand colored wood cut print by Mary Azarian. It was given to me by Joy Kilbourn who was the owner of the beautiful home furnishings store "Cliffhangers" in Bronxville, NY. Joy carried our rugs for many years and it was such a pleasure to have known her.

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What memories and inspiration!