5.11.24 Wild Wool Flowers with Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher
Saturday, May 11th - 10:00am to 1:00pm
A few years back, Bobbie found herself on Deer Isle for the month of August. She was struck by the amazing array of dahlias that graced the local cottage gardens. When she returned to her weaving studio, she was determined to find a way to replicate this splendor in wool!
I found my voice as a weaver by only engaging in/with those techniques and fibers that I found pleasurable. And by manipulating or plain out ignoring some of the traditions of tapestry weaving, I have arrived at a style that is all my own – sculptural, vivid and flowing.
I work primarily in merino wool roving – it is soft, fluffy and a pleasure to hold. It can be finicky, so you have to be delicate with it. I’m drawn to saturated color and can find inspiration in almost anything. In fact, I often don’t realize how something has amused me until after I finish a weaving and stand back to look at it. Intuition is my guiding practice – I rarely have a clear vision of what I am going to create.
Today, I have dedicated my career to weaving and teaching others my craft. I have studios in Philadelphia and Thomaston, Maine. You can learn more about At Home Modern Weaving Studio at:
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