Blending the beauty, wisdom and durability of Japanese, Swedish and American handwovens to create heirloom textiles for the home.
・Ori・Väv・Weave・ is happy to announce that we have been chosen to sell our heirloom textiles at…
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Downtown Ann Arbor District Library
Tiny Expo is an annual holiday fair that features over 40 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space. This year Tiny Expo is a part of the 2nd annual Winter Art Tour. There are 10 art shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti featuring over 300 artists during the weekend of Dec 8-10. When you get your official passport stamped at 4 of the 9 locations you can enter to win handcrafted prizes.
Here’s a peek of some of the items you will find at our Tiny Expo exhibit!
Taeko and I met one year ago at a Weaving Lecture presented by Marion Marzolf. Soon after we gathered for tea to talk about weaving, our lives, and our love of all things beautiful. Since then we’ve come together to create designs, warp five different looms, experiment, sample, encourage, weave, laugh and cry together at the looms. We celebrate a year of joy and inspiration with our exhibit at Tiny Expo.
Taeko wove this beautiful Smålandsväv scarf in September. We set the loom up together in the spring with a warp long enough to weave several scarves – see April 2017 for more details.
Two large Swedish Glimåkra looms, along with equipment and materials in one room of the house means we are working in pretty tight quarters. The three smaller looms we are weaving on, along with our sewing machines and work tables are found in other rooms in our two homes. When we bump into walls and looms or need to squeeze loom parts in carefully so not to break a window we laugh and say “two looms, small room”. Try saying that quickly several times and you’ll be laughing too.
I created this blog almost two years ago as my weaving journey at Vävstuga’s 16 week Väv Immersion class began. You are invited to stroll through these pages and peek into my time at the loom and in life. It’s called Tammy Weaves. When I weave, I feel completely Tammy.