News & Notes from Cameron

Return to Minnesota - May 2017

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I simply LOVE teaching at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota at the Textile Center in Minneapolis.

 

It feels a bit like "coals to Newcastle" given the high level of expertise of the members, but I'm always happy to make a contribution. It was fun to spend time with people I've met at past workshops plus meet many new people too. The textile tribe is a great one and I'm so glad to belong! 

 

I arrived on one of the first weekends where Spring was in full flower -  joy was in the air. We ate our lunches outside and revelled in the lovely weather.  Oh, and say what?  Oh yes, my official reason to spend time here -  I presented a new lecture called Warp and Weft: A Conversation in Color plus taught a three-day workshop Color in Cloth:The Weaves You Want and Why.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring TIME: April 2017

California Fibers:Time opened this month at the Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo, CA.  I am a long-time member of California Fibers. It is such a pleasure to exhibit with them and participate in gallery events, including a lively panel discussion about contemporary fiber on April 22.  I snapped a photo of two friends, Carrie Burckle and Lesley Roberts, having a conversation with my piece Colors of Gujarat: Common Threads #2 in the background. Carrie is a Co-Founder with Lori Zimmerman of a organizaton now called TextileArts LA, and Carrie and Lesley are Co-Directors. I am on the advisory board and look forward to what develops! 

 

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Spin a Yarn - March 2017

A new experience for me this month - I wrote a magazine article! Weaving on a Black Mountain Loom will be in the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven Magazine. I was asked to write about my experience with Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, a traveling exhibit that included a loom from the Anni Albers weaving workshop at Black Mountain College. The loom was shipped in pieces from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston to the UCLA Hammer Museum and I was charged with putting it back together, designing an appropriate textile for the loom and doing educational weaving demonstrations in the gallery. It was fun to “spin a yarn” about this outstanding exhibit.    

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Igniting Creative Change - February 2017

This month brought a new and interesting challenge - preparing to be a presenter at this free, on-line summit coordinated by my friend and colleague, Sylvia Schroeder, founder of Innerweaving. My topic will be The Influence of Artistic Process. Sylvia invited twenty of what she calls "the world's leading influencers" to share how we ignite creative change in ourselves and others. Learn more and register HERE. The summit begins on March 6th. I'm excited to participate and learn from others. Please join us! 

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Travel Yarns in Tucson - January 2017

My new lecture, Travel Yarns, debuted at the January program of the Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild, followed by two workshops, Fiber Trails and Ready Sett Go. What a fun week immersed in textiles with fellow fiber folk. Watching a series of Arizona sunsets was a great bonus, as was being hosted by designer/author/weaver/knitter Judith Shangold!

 

Here are examples from Fiber Trails,  a surface design workshop that transformed photographs into fiber collages. 

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And here are three  photos from Ready Sett, Go: Warp Design Made Simple. To learn more about this workshop, visit the Tucson Guild website HERE. 

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