|Laverne at CNCH 2010|
If you don't know Laverne, here is a little bit about her:
Laverne Waddington is passionate about backstrap weaving. Born in India, raised in Australia she now lives in South America. In 1998, she moved to land locked Santa Cruz in Bolivia- a large city with a small town feel. Life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is simple and laid back despite the crazy traffic and the blaring tropical rhythms. It is a perfect base from which Waddington travels and continues learning to weave, braid and spin as it shares borders with Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Since moving here, she has continued to travel and learn to weave in Ecuador, Guatemala and beyond.
Waddington keeps journals in which she has meticulously documented all the techniques she has learned here over the years with diagrams and step-by-step photos and it is only recently that she has found a forum in which to share all this with other weavers around the world. Visit her blog and let her tell you about her life in Santa Cruz and her weaving and learning experiences. She is the author of Andean Pebble Weave, a monograph on one of the many techniques she has learned in her travels.
Here are some of the loose ends I got tied up.
Finished weaving 5 straps for custom orders.
I wrote two magazine articles. It is a thrill to be asked to do them and I'll let you know where to look when it comes time for them to be published.
|Tracked down, ordered and received these aluminum bracelet blanks. I've got ideas for covering them with my woven bands. Maybe that's not an end, but a beginning.|
Oh, before I go.... Did you notice the new search box in the upper right of this blog? It is handy for looking up past posts, especially for me. If I can't remember exactly how many times I have written about handwoven shoelaces, I can just type it in and they all show up. Google is so clever!