Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tying up loose ends about Anne Wilson's exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art

It's been awhile now since my last visit to Knoxville as Anne Wilson's Wind/Rewind/Weave was ending.  The days I spent as part of the Local Industry portion of the exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art, weaving on the cloth conceived by Wilson, now live in my treasure chest of memories.  I made several posts to my blog earlier this year about the experiences and I thought I'd collect them all into one place so I could find them more easily.  Here they are, starting with the first day of my adventure and ending with my last thoughts about the finished cloth--and other things.  So, as the King said to the White Rabbit:
`Begin at the beginning,' the King said gravely, `and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'
The cloth will be on display at KMA in the future and there will also be a catalog of the exhibit produced.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the beautiful cloth looks in display setting.


  1. Between the beautiful stripes on the Anne Wilson weaving you shared in and a randomly striped weft-faced wool rug I got at Target (of all places!) I am inspired to warp up my floor loom and use up some weft that is too heavy for tapestry in a striped rug! It is a summer project I am looking forward to.

  2. Working on Anne's cloth made me aware again of the beauty of simple means. And, it's a fantastic way to work with symmetry or asymmetry, new (yarn) or old. The meditation potential of simple stripes (or bands--as Anne informed us as being the correct term to use for weft-way stripes) is unending.

    Happy weaving on that summer project! And, by the way, the book you recommended, The War of Art, came yesterday--thank you again for noting that. Just the thing to get my upcoming retreat time started well.

  3. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do. I'm not sure you'll agree with everything in it, but it is thought provoking, and, for me, was motivating.