Computer’s Don’t Weave

Posted By Joan Pont on March 11, 2012

But they sure help a lot.  Sheila O’Hara created fabulous works of art on her 16 harness loom.  She stretched the inventiveness and complexity of that tool to an unbelievable degree.  Then she had the opportunity to jump to a real jacquard loom and careened off the charts.  Imagine no drafting rules, infinite possibilities, every warp end independently controlled.  I would imagine a huge learning curve going from idea to draft to computer controlled lift plan, along with the traditional weaving activities of warping and throwing that shuttle around.  The Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild is thrilled that she is coming to talk.  Members can join us for dinner (cough up $10 for the honor) at 6pm, members and guests are invited to her presentation at 7pm.  Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Francis Young Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross.

Sea Saw, Sheila O'Hara, Jacquard