Barb Wainright

Barb Wainright

Even as a small child, I was fascinated with textiles. I wanted to emulate my mother and aunts, who sewed their families' clothes and ornamented every towel and pillow case with crocheted lace and lazy daisies. I learned these skills at home, knitting in Girl Scouts, tatting at college and bobbin lace as an adult. When I finally had the chance to work at a loom it felt like coming home, as if everything up to that point had been only to prepare me to be a weaver. I have studied extensively with Becky Ashenden and feel honored to call her my mentor.

My current areas of focus are the honeycomb structure and drawloom work. Away from the loom I enjoy card weaving, tatting and bobbin lace. For me, the textile arts are more about process than product. The opportunity to create is a gift; to create textiles is sensory delight. Design and technique challenges provide stimulation, opening doors to unexplored possibilities. Yet results are important: there is nothing so useless as wasted potential. My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your potential in pursuit of your own fiber arts goals.

Barb's work

Barb's work

Barb's work