Wednesday, January 7, 2009

When I was a Newbie

I have been slowly converting old slides into digital. This one amuses me quite a bit.

Here I am in 1971 at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena Montana. I am weaving on a Hammett 4 harness counter balance loom. Hanging on the wall is Lee's Surrender from "A Handweaver's Pattern Book" although I was in the midst of my weed wall hanging phase.

6 comments:

Bernie said...

Wow, this is a great candid shot of you, Bonnie!

--Bernie

Leigh said...

Great shot! It's fun that you still have it.

Valerie said...

I love it! But I believe you were never a newbie....you must have been born with a shuttle in your hand!!

Funny....you were at a Hammet loom when the Hammond organ was in all the rock music! :^)

Peg in South Carolina said...

It looks to me like you were really really concentrating!

Ames said...

Weed wall hanging? Weed?? it was the 70s, so I have to ask...

Hetty said...

I remember doing weed/dried wheat/grass wall hanging also. One particular favorite was with a natural dark linen warp, very gauzy. Four of my 4 guys friends lived in a huge house in Warren Ma. and put it in front of their dining room window.I felt honored to have it there and we had many grand dinners in that room. Ahh communal living of the 70s.