|Laverne & me|
When I began to call myself a hand weaver, I looked around for others who were obsessed with this craft and found the Yahoo groups. I soon became frustrated being unable to post pictures and add files easily to the posts I wrote on the various weaving boards. It was fun connecting with other weavers and reading about their struggles and successes and I wanted to see their woven items. I do believe a picture is worth a thousand words. I wrote to Syne Mitchell, former publisher of Weavezine, and asked if she was interested in starting a social network, like Facebook, specifically for hand weavers. She declined due to the time constraints of her writing and referred me to Tien Chiu. And that was where Weavolution began. Soon, Alison G. came on board to help manage the financial part and the three of us launched Weavolution a year later. A year after that, we launched a very new and improved Weavolution which still thrives under the new ownership of Erica and Oli, two American ex-pats living in the UK.
|The founders of Weavolution.com|
|Claudia, Laverne & Janet at MSWF|
I now spend most of my time weaving, spinning, knitting and lurking on Weavolution, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo groups and other social networks. I volunteer for the Spinning and Weaving group that is part of TNNA. I enjoy spending time in my studio on a broad variety of projects.
|Claudia warping a Schacht Flip|