The woolen mills of New England are gone, but inside a barn in rural Massachusetts there lurks a complete 1940's weave shop. Old industrial looms live their second life weaving cotton and wool blankets. Each loom is a ton and a half of greasy gears, wheels, and pulleys; mechanical innovation that made complex patterns possible.
Peggy weaving a commission for the Columbus Museum of Art
The patterns I weave are all original designs, but reflect inspiration from textile traditions around the world. Limited edition cotton throws and wool throws are available for purchase. Custom weaving is also available using a customer's own wool or commercial yarns. The minimum length for custom work is 40 yards.
A Maypole Brading Machine