MANAGING WEAVING THREADS AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES: THE WORK OF LINDA MORTON-KEITHLEY

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Linda Morton-Keithley’s handwoven rugs and saddle blankets evoked the word “perfection” the first time I saw them. I’ve been taking a revolving selection of Linda’s rugs and blankets to arts events for the last few years, and several times I’ve witnessed looks of similar admiration on other people’s faces. Frequently, but not always, these admirers are people who themselves weave or practice another textile art form.  Continue reading “MANAGING WEAVING THREADS AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES: THE WORK OF LINDA MORTON-KEITHLEY”

Anne Carroll Gilmour—Waulking, Weaving, Knitting, and Designing around the West

Anne Carroll Gilmour grew up in Colonial Williamsburg, where traditional artisans practice trades using 18th Century American production methods. Because she was eager to see what was happening there, Anne often stopped by the weaving room on her walk to and from school. Anne said that after meeting Williamsburg’s master Scottish weaver Norman Kennedy, “there was no turning back.” She was hooked on weaving and textile arts for life. Continue reading “Anne Carroll Gilmour—Waulking, Weaving, Knitting, and Designing around the West”