About Me

Annie MacHale

Artists Statement
For over 35 years I have been weaving on an inkle loom. This type of loom makes narrow pieces, no more than 6” in width. Within this narrow constraint, there are endless possibilities for combining colors into patterns.

When I create a woven piece, I want it to be both functional and beautiful. I have created many types of useful everyday items including: shoelaces, scarves, belts, bags, clothing trim, dog leashes, straps for cameras, guitars and other instruments and many costume pieces.

YouTube Video
In February of 2012 I did this 30 minute television interview on the show "Darlene Carman Presents" which airs on San Jose Public TV. Darlene and her husband gave me the opportunity to show off many of my woven items and talk about what inspires me and the type of things I like to create.




Articles
An article I wrote for CNCHnet, the online magazine for the Conference of Northern California Handweavers
http://www.cnch.org/cnchnet/summer-2011/inkle-weaving/

A guest post on a friend's blog http://authorjoyceoroz.blogspot.com/2011/07/annie-machale-in-her-own-words.html

Contact Information
E-mail: iWeaveStraps@gmail.com
Website: www.WeaverGuitarStraps.com
Online Shops: www.ASpinnerWeaver.Etsy.com 
                      www.iWeaveSashes.Etsy.com
                      www.WeaverGuitarStraps.com
Photo album:  www.Flickr.com/photos/ASpinnerWeaver
Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/ASpinnerWeaver
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/aspinnerweaver/
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=108660861&trk=tab_pro
Instagram: ASpinnerWeaver

Affiliations
I am happy to be a member of the following groups/associations:

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
www.evfac.org

Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild
http://lasaranas.org/index.htm

Handweavers Guild of America
http://www.weavespindye.org/

The Braid Society
http://www.braidsociety.com/

Route 66 Arts Alliance
http://www.route66artsalliance.org/