I enjoy trying to convince my looms that wire and straw are really yarn, and think linen is an easier fiber to work with than wool. I live and weave in an old Victorian house in Austin, Texas with my linguist husband and sometimes our college-aged son. Summers I spend in the Stockholm Archipelago in Sweden, and take the occasional weaving excursion to Säterglantan. I’m a recovering Landscape Architect with a BA from UC Berkeley, and have taught Garden Design as well as knitting and weaving classes. I’m currently teaching at The Contemporary Austin Art School and am on the Board of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin. I can be found as ingamarie on Weavolution. My article on weaving with wire appeared in Weave-zine in August of 2009.
In 2013 I decided to work on a Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving through the Handweavers Guild of America. This involves weaving 40 samples, with documentation, as well as a written section covering design theory, color theory and knowledge of equipment. Two judges evaluate the submission and in 2016 I passed.