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One of the Maya backstrap loom weavers working on a Puryear 'Fusion de Maya' scarf at our textile cooperative in Solola Guatemala. I'm pleased to be one of their customers  supporting the traditional textile practices of the Maya women and I'm happy to report that their business is growing, their facility will soon be expanded !

MARCH  NEWS:
The editors of online magazine Hand/Eye--World Craft Culture, asked me to write an article about Fusion de Maya and my Guatemalan travels.  
SEE:  http://handeyemagazine.com/content/travels-guatemala


2018 NEW PLACEMAT SETS.  I weave placemats with my favorite 'reused' matchsticks, pairing them with jaspe (ikat) napkins from Amigos de Santa Cruz, a community on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala...another cooperative that I work with and do color advising for. Napkins are made from typical Maya cotton garment fabrics.




Whimsy and Cunningly Sweet ?!?!?!
My Pillows have multiplied.  
Whimsical Art Pillows can always be seen at Gallery 6-1/2 Bridge Street, Padanaram Village, MA.
AND, Guilford Art Center, Guilford CT

These pillows started life as levelly designed ladies hankies, yes I have collected women's handkerchiefs of all sorts from the 50s and 60s. Then they're layered, stitch-quilted and hand embroidered with my special embellishments.



Installation views

Installation views
ARC Gallery. Chicago. ORDINARY WORDS Series (unframed pieces). SOUVENIR HANKIE Series (framed pieces). click image for CANTV interview link

NOTES FROM YOU Series. Artworks Gallery. New Bedford, MA

ORDINARY WORDS SERIES

ORDINARY WORDS SERIES
ANCESTRY-ADDRESS BOOK 1. Unframed. Size: 41” x 29.5”. One of five in series. Jacquard woven panel. Digitally altered address book image. Hand-embroidered embellishments. Digitally printed fabric “snapshots” of a 1950s school photo image and altered map sewn to surface.

SOUVENIR HANKIE Series. Four of eight pieces in series. Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton MA.

WRITING LESSONS Series

WRITING LESSONS Series
WRITIING LESSONS - SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. Framed size 22" x 22". layers of vintage handkerchiefs. Page from 19thc. penmanship practice book. Beads. Embroidery.

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS-RUDE.HUM.BED.

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS-RUDE.HUM.BED.
6" x 6" miniature. Six pieces in HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS Series. Found text. Vintage handkerchief fragment. Hawaiian dictionary cuts. Beads and embroidery embellishments.

SOUVENIR HANKIE SERIES

SOUVENIR HANKIE SERIES
SOUVENIR HANKIE SERIES-GOTHIC QUARTER. One of 7 pieces in series. Found lace hankie, digitally printed map fragment, embroidery

SOUVENIR HANKIE SERIES - CAUTION. digitally manipulated printed image, vintage embroidered hankie. Framed size: 18" x 18".

WRITING LESSONS - SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. detail. Silk handkerchief. Pearl beads. Penmanship book practice page.