Gay started weaving in 1971 on a Herald (4 harness, 42", Jack) purchased from Magnolia Weaving (Mrs. Hjert) in Seattle when we were living in a refurbished chicken house outside Port Angeles, Washington and running a health food store out of business... The Evergreen State College, a Coastal Zone Mannagement degree from University of Washington, a law degree from University of Oregon, and work in law in New York, Connecticut and South Carolina followed. Gay returned to weaving in earnest in 2002 while we were on sabbatical in Seattle and she participated in several extended weaving workshops at the The Weaving Works.
Gay still weaves on the Herald, as well as a Baby Wolf, and our most recent acquistion, a Harrisville Rug Loom (which is prompting us to modify our house for increased space). Much of Gay's efforts involve chenille scarves (below) and rag rugs, but she also explores other materials and styles.
"I make handwoven scarves and rugs. I also weave and crochet baskets from non-traditional materials. Handweaving requires planning. My designs are initially inspired by the colors and textures of my ever increasing supply of yarns and are further refined as I weave. The baskets pretty much have minds of their own."(GGV)
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