Artist: Susie Hodges
Work: The art & craft of handweaving is my daily concern. The added factors of utility & meaning add value to handweaving rather than subtract from it. There is always something new to try, & I hope my photos show some of the possibilities. “Lantern Lights in Kyoto” is yardage in a new/old structure called Deflected Double Weave that uses 6 colors of wool/silk in both warp & weft. The “Goth Baby Blanket” worn by my granddaughter Morgan is my own variant on 4 shaft Summer & Winter weave. And, “La PrimaAnna” is one of a series of handwoven portraits using upcycled materials with traditional tapestry & rug techniques. It depicts my 8 year old granddaughter as Flora in Botticelli’s painting “La Primavera”.
About: I come from several generations of handweavers. I learned to weave in college and taught secondary & adult school in my younger years. I have taught art and textiles to children & adults for over 60 years. I exhibit my work locally on occasion & have shown pieces in the RAC Members’ Show since it began. I am a winner of the Handweavers’ Guild of America Award. My work & that of other N. CA. weavers can be see at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers’ Conference, May 19-22, 2022, at the Hyatt Airport Hotel. Public admission to the vendors & exhibits of this show is $15.