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Ann Robinson is a teaching artist now living in Sacramento, CA and weaves using only natural plant fibers and silk. In addition to working with private students, Ann teaches weaving classes at the University of California, Davis and for the City of Sacramento.
Why I Weave
I weave in response to the chaotic world we live in – a world of constant noise, information overload, and a lot of bad news.
I weave to preserve an ancient form of art. I work on a traditional loom and use only natural fibers like silk, but mostly I work in plant fibers: cotton, tencel (made from wood), bamboo, soy, linen, and hemp.
I weave not to create a picture but rather to express a feeling through color and structure. I hand-dye the yarn in a variety of color combinations and then choose a structure of repeating patterns, resulting in a visual rhythm that is evident in each piece.
I weave because the process (some 25-30 hours for a single piece) is as important as the final product. Weaving provides discipline and allows me to practice patience and endurance – survival skills in this chaotic world.
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