Gilman Canyon

Gilman Canyon
One of Ed Samuels paintings

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Jemez Springs, NM, United States
I have been weaving since 1975.. I took a weaving class at Washington State University. I was hooked.. I have never found any activity that could make me so happy as weaving.. When I moved back to New Mexico I did not have a large floor loom to weave on so I started weaving on wooden frames..

Dreaming Together

Dreaming Together
Audry's wedding gift...

Jemez winter times

Just wanted to share morning thoughts... I feel so lucky to be here now.. Alive, well in body and spirit.. Blessings to all of you this Bright beautiful morning... January 8, 2011 8:10 am..


Missing You

Missing You

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is a typical Jemez Mountain Morning.. Always very inspirational for me..
This tapestry is called Missing You.. My wolf would only howel when I wasn't home.. This is dedicated to him..

Notice how bad my tension is.. I am guilty of struggling with the beginning of all my tapestries.. If you have a suggestion on how to remedy the problem please let me know.. I am considering dividing up the warp in smaller sections to start the heading and hem. I almost never have this problem with my smaller peices..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter in the Jemez Mountains

This beautiful new morning sunrise graced my bath New Years morning.. I am going to design a tapestry with it.. Love to all of you this 2011... Shelley

Monday, August 23, 2010

Life in the Jemez Mountains

Hi everyone,, It has been forever since I updated this blog.. I am going to try to be more active here.. My summer has been wonderful.. I took Kathe Todd-Hooker's tapestry class while she was in Albuquerque for Convergence.. It was wonderful meeting and learning from one of my tapestry idols.

So here is my most recent piece that I wove this month.. It is a wedding gift for a friend.. She is native american.. Her totem is a Macaw and her husbands is Coyote.. While I was weaving it coyotes kept coming too close to my home.. I would not have been surprised if a parrot appeared out of no where..

I used soumack on the tail of the coyote and the beak of the parrot.. And of course eccentric weaving.. The title of the piece is "DREAMING TOGETHER"..

I planned out the bird and coyote.. The rest of the weaving was done spontaneously allowing the sky to do what it wanted.. Oh,,, I also used twining to start ,, and sewed all my long slits together for integrity of the piece..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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