Tag Archives: Wendy Clark

Recycling leads to Networking

My roots in Girl Scouting guides choices even in this decade of my life. Using scraps from another maker helps them clear space, lowers my expenses and increases a supply of materials but especially helps the earth … limiting landfill growth.  We recycled in the 1960’s now it is called up-cycling and the Girl Scout motto includes “Make new friends and keep the old”, I definitely have expanded the artist network with this quest.

Wendy Clark is a fiber artist, weaving her hand-dyed threads/yarns into scarves, shawls and baby wraps through her company Wenweave in the mountains of West Virginia. She collects thrums (warp threads tied off between pieces) for me into garbage sized bags and then we meet up for the exchange. I get her “rats nest“ and we some inspiring conversation. One visit the talking lead to collaborating on a project. Hours after I have organized the threads they are ready to be hooked and embroidered into what I call my Thread Collection.  Here are a couple from that series, the full collection will be available at Beckley Art Center during my exhibit August 7-Sept 12, 2020.

In future workshops bundles of these colorful threads will be shared with students and go out in the world of creatives spreading our mutual friendship and love for sharing.
I send off the snippets from my work to a spinner who incorporates them into colorful yarn. Zero Waste!

Visit Wendy’s site Wenweave.com and see her work in person at Tamarack, in Beckley, WV

Let me introduce you

The best way to meet is through a friend. Here are some West Virginia artists I recommend:

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

 

Michael Anderson is multi-talented from computer guru (my go-to guy) to photography and linocuts. He can be found on Facebook at Michael Anderson and is updating a website for online sales of print work.

 

 

2015 wenweave Collection

2015 wenweave Collection

 

Wendy Clark weaves her own hand dyed yarns into scarves, wraps and purses. The wild and wonderful scenery surrounding a comfortable log home studio provide inspiration and a necessary peaceful environment.  Her collections are sold nationally and on her website wenweave.com

 

 

Nellie Rose Textiles

Nellie Rose Textiles

Nellie Rose Davis grew up with parents manipulating fabrics and immersing them in dye pots creating colorful shibori garments and accessories. With her own flare, NellieRose scarves and dresses are marketed through national galleries thanks to assistance from the Tamarack Foundation’s From WV to Urban Markets.  Look for them in your local gallery or online at NellieRoseTextiles.com

 

Jan Dodgins

Jan Dodgins

 

Jan Dodgins shows us the beauty of West Virginia through her camera lens often coming close to wild animals and flora.

Connect with Jan on Facebook at Jan Dodgins

 

 

Lisa Kovatch NICHE Winter 2015

Lisa Kovatch NICHE Winter 2015

 

Lisa Kovatch can be found at WestWind Potters in Harpers Ferry, WV. This shop is filled with American Made artwork (including my mats and artwork) and is a great destination when visiting the National Park of Harpers Ferry.  Her own line of pottery has been selected as a 2015 NICHE Finalist, and is sold nationally under the name of LK Pottery

 

 

Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien


Michael O’Brien
works in stained glass, mixed media, and drawings all built up in layers of materials creating stories. The musician side can be found jamming in a variety of styles with Hampshire County friends. His work is available at Anderson’s Corner, 8 West Main Street, Romney and  you can meet Michael there during the Highlands Studio Tour in the fall. His web presence is at mkobrien333.tumblr.com

 

Rebecca Wudarski

Rebecca Wudarski

 

Rebecca Wudarski makes Tucker County her home and muse. A musician, mixed media artist and barista at Tip Top Coffees in Thomas, Rebecca lives an artist’s lifestyle. Visit her website and look around www.RebeccaWudarksi.com