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I became a weaver during a three week course at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 1994. In May 1999, I completed a certificate in textile design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now part of Jefferson University). There I studied Jacquard design and investigated lye cloque and multi-weft double weave.

Since then, I have been creating imagery in my weaving. Initially, I did so using multi-weft double weave pickup. Early in 2002, I was introduced to the benefits of the Thread Controller TC-1 loom at a workshop hosted by the Potomac Craftsmen Guild in Washington, DC. In June 2003, I took an week long Jacquard design workshop taught by Louise Lemieux Berube at the Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles and promptly ordered a TC-1 loom on returning home.

My TC-1 loom arrived at the end of 2003. I have been weaving on it ever since using ArahWeave PE and Adobe PhotoShop as design tools. You can see my recent work in the art gallery.

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