Post by Michelle Kohanzo
Mine and Everett’s first workshop of camp was weaving with the amazing Dee Clements of Herron Clothier.
Everybody got a cool flouro acrylic loom and made potholders out of their old t-shirts. Everett directed me very specifically on the order of and thickness of each color. He (I) made an amazing little potholder that now hangs on his wall, holding no pots. I love that Dee used old t-shirts for this project. It’s a brilliant idea, because who doesn’t have some old clothes lying round that no longer fit, or have become torn and worn. Why not turn them in to a little bit of art you can make with your kids?
Dee is such a wonderful and patient teacher and, as always happens with her workshops, she got everyone hooked on weaving. Everyone was making such beautiful, interesting pieces. I even got a chance to make my own after finishing Everett’s, and mine actually holds pots! How amazing that after this workshop we all went home with a useful little potholder and a pretty loom to make many more creations.
All photos provided by: THUSS + FARRELL