Any opportunity to discuss textile topics with others is a boon to me. Our work with textiles can encourage the prominence and prosperity of this invaluable heritage in the world.
My own manifestations take the form of handspun yarns and garments created from them, in addition to quilts and dyed fabrics. My designs are featured on Ravelry.com, and my blog shows a more personal (if sporadic) glimpse of my work ."
Artist statement: I am driven by textile-related dialogue and discovery.
It astounds and thrills me to touch cloth that has been worked by another's hands, in a distant culture or time.
To learn with my own hands, to produce original craft, within this global textile vocabulary – this is my life work.
Meanwhile, to continue the study of traditions, to document the textiles in context, to appreciate their role in the growth and perseverance of peoples – this is an ongoing fascination.
The two move hand-in-hand, the material study and execution; the intellectual reflection and research.
I dream of the time when the true value of textiles is acknowledged, when people and institutions revere this aspect of human culture and promote its study.
Location: Doha, Qatar
Blog: eine saite
Textile Society of America
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Ladakhi, French, wee bits of several others....
"Court Jester", an original design made by Tracy Hudson
with her own handspun yarn.
Pattern available on Ravelry.