I began weaving in 1983 while serving as an apprentice in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The apprenticeship continued for a year before I moved to Edgewood, New Mexico, and established Aries Weavers as my own business. Over the next 20 years I completed many new designs and custom orders. I was inspired by the beauty of the desert southwest and sold my weavings at arts and craft shows in Ruidoso, Roswell, Albuquerque and Los Alamos. I have now come home to Washington state and you can find me on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
When needed, my husband and I hand-dye fibers to achieve the desired colors. I use many types of fibers in my hand-loomed garments and my favorites include bamboo, rayon, cotton and silk. For luxurious softness I choose mohair and brushed wool for my throws. If my customer specifically requests a synthetic fiber due to allergies or individual preferences I can do that, too. I enjoy using fibers with many textures. The “feel” of a fabric is very important to me and I want my weavings to be soft against the skin and to invite a touch.
Custom orders are my specialty -- some of my favorite pieces have come about after working closely with a customer. You may choose from a variety of items already available, such as ruanas, capes, stoles, vests, tabards, blankets, scarves or rugs. You may even want a notecard or a necklace or a set of placemats or table runner. Or, you may custom-order an item if your particular color or size is not on hand. Delivery times for custom orders range from six to eight weeks.
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