A Garden of Color: Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues at Peters Valley, August 13 – August 17, 2021

I am excited to offer a natural dye and weaving course at Peters Valley again this summer, Aug.13-17, 2021. The location is tranquil and convivial–a perfect spot to devote the time and enthusiasm to creating new colors and weaves. This class introduces to students to working with plant based dyes, collected directly from a dyeContinue reading “A Garden of Color: Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues at Peters Valley, August 13 – August 17, 2021”

Contemporary American Textile Art: Dawn Williams Boyd, Karen Hampton, and Ruth Miller

Very happy to have been invited to contribute to POWIDOKI (Afterimage) an incredibly beautifully designed journal published by The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź (Poland). The periodical is devoted to significant artistic and scientific events.  Find the published article, in Polish, here: You can download the English text here.


Remote Learning: Introduction to Natural Dye class on wool at Peter’s Valley School of Craft, beginning with naturally colored wool, students developed a range of color using Logwood, Brazilwood, Rubia cordifolia (Indian Madder Root), and Osage Orange. This workshop group met on two consecutive Saturdays for a total of 5 hours and worked independently overContinue reading “Teaching”

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts And Activism

Show to travel! Organizers of Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism recently announced the show will travel to The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio, November 29, 2019 – January 10, 2020 and Bevier Gallery Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art and Design, February 14-March 14, 2020, the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House, Alexandria, VA in April-MayContinue reading “Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts And Activism”

At the Fence # 5, Love of my Brother. 1991.

This weaving was the last of a series of “At the Fence” weavings. Originally from NJ, I live in the Midwest and shortly after moving to Nebraska in 1986 I learned that I was living in what some have termed “the nuclear heartland.”  The first four weavings from this series examined the human toll ofContinue reading “At the Fence # 5, Love of my Brother. 1991.”

Braided River Broad Shallows

The North Platte and the South Platte Rivers meet near the city of North Platte, Nebraska, and form the Platte River, which flows 310 miles across the state where it meets the Missouri River. In the Kearney, NE area, it serves as a staging ground for the annual migration north of the Sandhill Crane. TheyContinue reading “Braided River Broad Shallows”