News & Notes from Cameron

Balanced Weaves- May 2016

Making and teaching were in perfect balance this month.  I finished up the weaving for Leap Before You Look at the Hammer, and helped pack up the Black Mountain College loom for its next appearance at the Wexler in Columbus, Ohio.  Also taught Fiber and Weave at ARTSgarage and began preparing for Pattern and Weave which I'll teach in July. And my latest weaving, Colors of Gujarat: Common Threads was sent  to the Oceanside Museum of Art for an exhibit that opens in June. 



On the Road Again - April 2016

Back on the road with my suitcases full of yarn. It felt familiar, given my past career as a representative  in the yarn biz.  But now I've shifted to art and education, and this road trip featured both. It was a straight shot up the 99 Highway, past my childhood home of Hanford, to teach at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH) in Modesto. And an added bonus -  California poppies were blooming on the steep hillsides of the Grapevine as I headed north. CNCH had a great mix of classes and exhibits, plus a lovely fashion show - always fun to spend time with fellow fiber folk.   And my Spice It Up workshop with weavers, knitters and crocheters produced a variety of fun projects!





Galapagos Color - March 2016

Color...texture...pattern... inspiration for future projects! A family trip to the Galapagos becomes a springboard for design ideas. 




Many Threads - February 2016

 Leap Before You Look opened at the UCLA Hammer Museum, and includes a weaving I designed for the restored Black Mountain workshop loom that is in the exhibit. The show runs through May 15th, and is an inspiring celebration of the continuing influence of Black Mountain College. There are many exceptional free programs related to the exhibit, and I will be doing two weaving demonstratons! 


Seaside Weavers visited with me at ARTSgarage and explored color and fiber in some experiments adapted from How to Be An Explorer of the World by Keri Smith. We also relaxed and had lunch in the backyard – Los Angeles in February just can't be beat. Several beautiful textiles were created at Introduction to Weaving, the first in a series of ART OF THE LOOM workshops scheduled at ARTSgarage. I'm happy to say these workshops  are filling up fast! 


Team Textile - January 2016

As a pre-launch to my ART of the LOOM  weaving design series, an intrepid group of educators road-tested my Introduction to Weaving workshop. As odd as it may seem, introductory classes can be the most difficult to get right. Thanks to TEAM TEXTILE, I'm ready to go. This first introductory workshop is full with a wait list, and I'm already getting sign-ups for the Color and Weave workshop in April. ART of the LOOM is happening at ARTSgarage! Jan2016-AJAN2016-BJan2016-CJan2016-D