Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Weaving Heroes- Part Two
She was very sweet and even complimented me on the sash I was wearing (one that I wove.) She has written several other books and was quite popular at the conference. You can visit the website for her publishing company here, Flower Valley Press and purchase a copy for yourself.
I was also fortunate to buy one of the first hard copies of the book by Laverne Waddington, "Andean Pebble Weave". This came out first as an e-book, which I hesitated about purchasing. I was ecstatic when she decided to have some hard copies printed. On the way to the conference, the box of books was massacred, but most of it's contents survived with some of them suffering smudges and skid marks and a footprint or two. The author sold every last copy to anxious customers, dirt or not and even gave a premium with purchase of one of her pebble weave key fobs.
From the first time I saw Laverne's work via her Flickr photo album, I was taken with it. She has learned from indigenous weavers all over the Americas and does a wonderful job of passing back that knowledge.
This beautiful purple bag is another example of her fine craftsman ship. When I saw a photo of it on Flickr, I began lusting after it. I was surprised to find it for sale at Convergence, and consider this another fabulous stroke of luck that I am now its proud owner. You can see more of Laverne's work and learn from her tutorials here on her blog at www.BackstrapWeaving.Wordpress.com .
To get yourself a copy of the e-book or monograph, go to http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/8348