Heather Winslow – CNCH 2016 Artist and Instructor

Posted By Web Manager on February 22, 2016

“A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.” Richard Jefferies

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Canada, Heather is inspired by the rugged environment and nature. It has always been an important part of her life. Color is her vehicle for translating nature into fabric. She is a recipient of The Elsie Bell Award for Excellence in Handspinning. Her recent one woman show, “A Lifetime Fascination with Fibre,” was a retrospective timeline of her work. Heather is an exceptional weaver, teacher, and talented artist whose one-of-a-kind garments have been exhibited internationally and are in private collections and books. Her book, More on Moorman: Theo Moorman Inlay Adapted to Clothing, showcases a detail of her favorite piece, an iris cape, on the cover.
An opportunity to study with Heather Winslow learning to spin “Shimmering Silk” and to study “Fiber, The Inspiration For Planning A Warp” is yours at the CNCH Conference in Modesto. Like the kestrel, you…”can hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk,” in a class with Heather Winslow.
We’re nuts about Modesto….See you there!
Kathleen McPherson
Advisor – Area 2