100×100 Paper Weavings

October 22, 2013

Weaving in the Midwest


I’ll make this brief, because I’m traveling and quite busy, but I have managed to make a weaving each day here in Missouri. I flew to St. Louis for the annual meeting of the Friends of Dard Hunter. …

October 18, 2013

The Physics of Weaving


Hello from St. Louis, where I arrived today to attend the annual meeting of The Friends of Dard Hunter. I’m staying in a cute boutique hotel called The Moonrise, where all of the artwork pertains to … the …

October 15, 2013

Weaving Through Life


I took a workshop at the Newport Paper Arts Festival years ago with Patty Grass on making batiked paper. I happened to be in touch with Patty recently and she generously contributed this lovely blue paper. The technique is …

October 11, 2013

Warp, Weft, Watermark, Wood


There are definitely a few crazy things that you find on the shelves in a paper store. This thin wood veneer caught my eye when I was working on my book Playing With Paper, but I didn’t find …

October 8, 2013

Her Fearful Symmetry

I have a fond recollection of this paper. I think it must be one of the first papers that I owned; perhaps purchased on a brief trip to Japan in 1989. I recognized it immediately in Paper Connection International‘s …

October 4, 2013

Weave, Wove, Wove

Doing something daily is meditative, like watching the leaves change colors. Doesn’t it seem like it just happens? One day everything is green and the next – boom: yellow, gold, orange, rust … What if we just sat down and …

October 1, 2013

Art on the Walls


I taught a workshop at Walking Mountains Science Center last week, and when I inquired whether they had any paper (I stressed that it could be their trash) they gave me a lovely old topographic map of the state …

September 27, 2013

By the Light of the Moon

The Morgan Conservatory of Art, a fantastic papermaking institution in Cleveland, Ohio, indirectly inspired the 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project. Early this summer, they sent me two pieces of handmade paper and requested that I make a piece …

September 24, 2013

100 x 100 Paper Weavings

I launched my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings project yesterday, and I’ll be creating a small paper weaving each day for the next 99 days. You can read more about my thinking behind the project here and sign up to …