The Work of Weaver Teresa Kennard
I'm sure you've seen, as have I, garments made from one-of-a-kind fabrics. They're often fairly simple in shape - ponchos come to mind - so it was a huge treat to see some of the work of my student Teresa Kennard the other day at a class in Denver. Her garments are detailed, well thought-out, and beautifully put together.
Teresa's an award-winning weaver - her work has been featured countless times in Handwoven Magazine and in juried exhibitions. Her list of awards is long, and most recently, her work was chosen for a very prestigious exhibit in Sweden. Clearly, she's awfully good at what she does.
During the class, she worked on a dress woven from this fabric....the fiber content is wool and stainless steel, amazingly enough. It was beautifully light and pretty cooperative - we backed it with silk organza to lend a little bit of gentle stability behind-the-scenes. All I can tell you about the design is that it was beautifully draped....and I'd show you the dress, but it's being entered in a competition, so that will have to wait!
Here's another beautiful fabric she's woven.