I was first introduced to fiber arts as part of my undergraduate Art Education Degree studies. It was particularly in weaving that I discovered a process which tapped into my inherent love for pattern, color, and texture, all while creating functional pieces. Weaving, as an ancient trade, connects me to a time when cloth was hand made and had impact as a practicle craft.
After working in the public school system for more than seventeen years, I decided to open a private studio at my home in rural Vermont where I could both create and teach. This also gave me the opportunity to begin raising a small herd of alpacas and practice a "sheep to shawl" philosophy of weaving. Sheared once each year, their fleeces are sent to a mill and spun into yarn, which I use to create a variety of hand woven goods such as scarfs, table runners and placemats, baby blankets and mug rugs. It is extremely rewarding to weave with fibers from animals I care for on a daily basis, and each piece I weave carries the story of the animals who helped create it. I incorporate a range of other fibers such as cotton, wool and linen, in to my pieces as well, and enjoy creating intricate patterns in a combination of natural and dyed colors. Some of the other crafts I practice, such as felting, and pottery, are often paired with weaving in my artistic creastions.
In 2012, my husband and I moved to Tyrone, GA with the contents of the studio and all our alpacas to continue my work as an artist and teacher. I enjoy sharing my passion for art, fibers, and my alpacas with people of all ages and believe that through education others will value the role of the arts in today's world.
During the tour sally will have....
hand woven items,
needle felted covers,
needle felted ornaments,
felted soaps and soap dishes.
Participants will be able to see Sally's alpacas.
Sally offers art classes for children.
The Weaver's Shed Art Studio
802 Tyrone Rd, Tyrone, GA 30290
Rt. 74 towards Tyrone, turn Right onto Tyrone Rd. # 802 on Right (shortly after Farr Rd.) or take Rt 54 towards Fayetteville and turn Left onto Tyrone Rd. # 802 on Left (shortly after Scott Blvd.)
Rt. 54 towards PTC, turn Right onto Tyrone Rd. #802 on Left (shortly after Scott Blvd.)