Sally has been weaving and building weaving tools since childhood. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics Education from Arizona State University and a M.F.A. from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her M.F.A. graduate project described the immigration experience through woven sculptural headdresses, using a unique structural three-dimensional weaving method. One of her three-dimensional woven pieces was a triple award winner at the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild exhibit, 2014 Fiber Celebration. Her inspirations and process were described and pictured in the November/December 2014 issue of Handwoven.
Structural 3-D Weaving on Your Loom
600, Sunday PM
The world isn’t flat, so why think of your weaving as always being flat? You have spent years learning the rules of two-dimensional weaving; now learn how to break those rules to structurally weave three-dimensional forms. Basket weavers have been weaving three-dimensional objects since antiquity; this lecture will give you the thought processes, techniques, and ideas for weaving three-dimensional forms on your loom using normal weaving fibers. These techniques do not rely on fibers with different shrinkages. Learn how to produce cloth of various shapes, for example, cloth that has a selvage that is five times as long on one side as on the other, or cloth with a ruffle woven into its structure. For examples, see http://sallyglassdreams.blogspot.com/ and http://handwovenandsewn.blogspot.com/.