Weaving up a Storm

After a crazy fall, I have moved my studio and settled into the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA. My individual space is small but the creativity there is BIG. As part of their lecture series and part of ARTWEEK Boston,  I am giving a lecture about my weaving and am creating a community weaving project. Just imagine a 12′ high tornado covered in electrical cords, all those old computer cables, charging stations, etc. With your help it will be amazing.

artisansasylumlogoforweb.png10 Tyler Street Somerville, MA

A Community Weaving Project and talk by  Jeanne Flanagan

register @ http//artisansasylum.com/speaker-series-registration/

Empty out that drawer and bring those old land lines, modems, powercords, computer cables, electrical wires, battery chargers.

Add your digital detritus to a twelve foot  high tornado !!

Detritus donations can be dropped off @ Artisan’s Asylum if you can’t join us!


Goddess of weaving


In the Navajo tradition, the spider introduced them to weaving and saved a young navajo from enemies by lowering a silken rope for him to climb to safety until the enemy was gone.

My spider is 4′ high and 2′ deep, woven with treadmill tread and mounted on a rebar mobius web woven with red monofilament line

FANFare on FiberArtNow.net

0Watch my FANFare Webinar on the FiberArtNow.net website. See my studio with close up views of my sculptures and hear how I create my work. Thanks to National Basketry Organization who sponsored the event and thanks to FiberArtNow for creating these personal interviews that brings you into fiber arts studios.

Check it out on FIBERARTNOW.net.

I loved making these shoes


These shoes were fun to make and took over 60 hours. Shoe making was a lot like upholstering furniture because all the work that can not be seen makes it look like they just appeared on the sole. The first 4 days we spent fitting the last(the form the leather is fit over) to our feet
and patterning and making the upper (the part we would call the shoe). Then we spent 4 days putting all of that together and making the sole and heel. Lots of glue and leather dye.

I got to make a small mad weave inset and will certainly use leather more in my weaving work. It was very easy to work with.