Tuesday Friends is a group of weavers who gather regularly on Tuesday afternoons to weave with the help of Frances Potter. Fran Potter, former MATC instructor and workshop leader, serves as a facilitator of the informal group.
"My fascination with weaving began in 1958 while at the University of Illinois. I started teaching the Navajo techniques to students in the early 1970’s and have had hundreds of students over the years.
"Creating the design, selecting the colors and warping the loom is the most challenging part of the process, but once the loom is warped, weaving begins and it becomes very rewarding. Moving the weft through the warp, beating with the comb, and watching the design grow is what makes it all happen.
"Students find the process of making a textile very enjoyable. As they grow in confidence and develop their skills, many begin to create their own contemporary patterns as you can see in some of the weavings. All of the tapestries in the exhibit use traditional Navajo techniques. Some of the patterns are contemporary and some are traditional.
"I hope you enjoy the items that are in the exhibit.Fran Potter
| Ruth Knight Sybers
Monticello, WI 53570
www.209main.com - Textiles - current and past exhibits at The Dining Room at 209 Main
firstname.lastname@example.org - to join e-mail list for announcements of new exhibits at The Dining Room at 209 Main
- to order patterns, books, Vivian Hoxbro kits,
David Braunschweig who assists in "hanging" each exhibit.