News & Notes from Cameron

Making and Teaching - August 2015

August was my ideal mix of making and teaching, all in glorious color.  I finished two more double cloth weavings based on the colors of Gujarat, India and a silk ribbon I'd found in Bhuj.   Now I get to play around with embroidered accents and the mixed media components that will make this series complete. Someone once said I work in an iterative way and I guess that is true. Earlier in the month I had the  pleasure of teaching a 5-day color workshop at Harrisville Designs - a great facility with wonderful students.  This was my first time teaching at Harrisville, and I'm happy to say I'll be back next year! 

 

Below: two weavings, still "works in progress"  

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Below: The Harrisville store and studio, in an historic building; my wonderful class with Harrisville yarns in the background. 

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Found Fabric, Bandhani and more - July 2015

July was packed with classes of all types – two found fabric workshops in conjunction with the Loft at Liz's Diverted Destruction 8 exhibit – one for adults and one for families; a Bandhani workshop by several artisans from Kutch hosted here at ARTSgarage, and a createIt@ARTS garage seminar for educators exploring inquiry-based learning through the arts. Here are a couple of photos - you can see many more on Facebook at ARTSgarage and Cameron Taylor-Brown Studio

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AND attention was finally given to a colorful double cloth that has been on my loom and calling to me for some time. One piece is off the loom and I'm in the middle of another. The colors are based on a lovely silk ribbon I purchased in the marketplace in Bhuj, India.

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Woven Stone, Fiber Tiles and More - June 2015

A full page spread in Fiber Art Now of Majestic Stone: Pisac Market Peru, was followed by the opening of Diverted Destruction 8 at  The Loft at Liz's in Los Angeles, where the entire Majestic Stone series is on exhibit through September 8.

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Fiber Tiles burst upon the scene this month– at ARTSgarage with "educators of all stripes" and later at Unwind  with several knitters exploring their inner 4 year olds. Fiber Tiles proved so fun and colorful that my daughter selected an image from a workshop for my new ARTSgarage Facebook page that she designed. 

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And in the middle of the month I spent a wonderful week at the Midwest Weavers Conference – a great mix of teaching, taking classes, touring some of the Twin Cities'  textile collections, catching up with friends and making new ones.

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Textile Treasures - May 2015

This was month number one of my transition to making and teaching - and no longer representing yarn companies! I rediscovered a couple of old friends as I sorted through my "stuff" and reordered my studio. These old friends are textile treasures: Textile Calculations by E.A. Posselt and an 1892 student textile analysis portfolio from the early days of what is now Philadelphia University. 

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Eloise at the Plaza - April 2015

This month was filled with any number of fiber-based events, but the afternoon I treasure most was spent drinking tea with my children at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. On a beautiful April morning, we explored Central Park and the installation Desire Lines by Tatiana Trouve'. We looked up from Desire Lines and there it was, the Plaza Hotel, so of course it was time for tea!


Eloise was one of my favorite childhood books, and having tea in her former domain was so elegant and fun. And it was also fun to discover a website dedicated to Eloise right HERE.

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