Prayer Flag and banner inspiration:
National Geographic' special about the mountains of Tibet.
The inspiration for these prayer flags came from seeing the prayer flags along the mountain sides of Tibet. My weavings are my interpretations of these flags.
Linda Arndt: Weaver for over 15 years. Focusing on Double Weave Pickup
Published in Handwoven Jan/Feb 2011 “Say it with Cloth”.
Awards winner of Blue Ridge Fiber Show in 2014 & 2016. 2014- Peace in any language, 2016 best of category for “the Horseman”
Awards winner of Woodstock Weavers Guild starting in 2008 with 1st place and best of show awards for numerous Prayer Flags.
Pickup weaving is not for the fast weaver, who wants to warp the loom and weave their fabric off with speed, it takes concentration and patience. This is a hands on weaving class and the majority of the time will be spent weaving.
Over the two days we will be exploring double weave pickup. Using the traditional pick up method and a method I developed to speed up the weaving and pick up process.