2017 is in full swing and I have a few new things to share with you, lovely reader. I've been busy at the loom weaving old favorites but have also added a few things, too.
Windowpane plaid towels in red, blue, and green found their way into several homes in December between CraftBoston Holiday, several of the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery shops, and my online shop. I've added a new color combination to the mix, a black windowpane plaid. Here it is!
I'm delighted to share that my "Farmhouse Plaid Table Runner," which has been one of my most sought after designs, has been included in the holiday 2016 issue of "Log Home Living." The editors sent me a copy of the issue earlier this week and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It is a lovely magazine.
Hello, friends. I am so excited to be participating in the League of NH Craftsmen 83rd Summer Fair as a bona fide booth holder this year. I am going to be in booth 104 from August 6 - August 9.
Hello, friends. Happy Spring! The orioles have returned and so I have a cache of thrums ready for them to put outside to help with their nesting endeavours. (What's a "thrum?" The tail end of a warp thread). Aren't the birds lovely? Here are some I caught at our pea trellis:
Eastern kingbird and northern oriole
Hello, friends. Last week's fascination with tencel (you can read more about that here) has continued! I've woven several new scarves and am excited to share them with you:
I am embarassed to admit that although I have called myself a weaver for over fifteen years I had never considered using Tencel in my work. Well, let me tell you, friends, Tencel is wonderful! I just finished my first Tencel project and I am smitten with the results:
Hello, friends. Many of you know that I do not have much in the way of formal art training. I've been a student in three formal weaving workshops but most of my instruction has been hard-fought at the loom. Working at the loom nearly every day over the course of the last 16 years has allowed me to become technically proficient, but, as my weaving mentors / jurors told me at the League of NH Craftsmen critique and jury session, there is always room for growth and development. In my case, the jurors encouraged me to explore color.
Kate Kilgus is delighted to announce that she has received a nomination and invitation to exhibit her handweaving in 2016 with the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1897, The Society of Arts and Crafts has fostered the development, recognition of the work of artisans who have mastered technique and excellence in design.
Hello, friends. Artisan show season is in full swing! I had a lovely time exhibiting at the Apple Country Craft Fair last weekend right here in Londonderry. Despite a rather rainy Sunday, this year's weekend-long event was successful and enjoyable. I've never changed my line-up of handwoven offerings (towels, table runners, and scarves have made up the core of my inventory) but I have worked on my displays.
Use vertical space
Hello, friends. When I am out peddling my handwoven housewares at exhibits or small shows, there are always people who come by my booth, admire my kitchen towels and say, "I could never use those. They're too nice. My (husband, kids) would ruin them."