Cynthia Donahey

I loved the idea and visuals of weaving way back in the ‘80s, but no loom, no space, no time. All those things took may years to overcome. But slowly I have acquired what was needed and jumped into learning as much as I can. I credit my local guild, Lake Charlevoix Area Spinners & Weavers Guild, with much encouragement, knowledge, inspiration, and yes, enabling. Without them I would be weaving in a vacuum, and would have so much less inspiration. Retirement in 2014 put the icing on the cake, because now I have time! And my husband is building me a studio!

 

 

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Corona News Scarf

72” x 9.25” plus fringe
Undulating Overshot
Tencel (warp & tabby); rayon slub (pattern)
 
NFS
 
A scaled version of a scarf in Handwoven N/D 2002 (pg. 56)
This piece and its mate were woven while listening to the daily reports when the Corona Virus was all the news.
 

Fauci Reports scarf

70” x 9.25” plus fringe
Undulating Overshot
Tencel (warp & tabby); rayon variegated (pattern) and teal bamboo (pattern)
 
NFS
 
A scaled version of a scarf in Handwoven N/D 2002 (pg. 56)
This piece and its mate were woven while listening to the daily reports when the Corona Virus was all the news.
 

In Union rug

47” x 29” plus fringe
Plain weave
8/4 cotton rug warp, poly/cotton rags (weft)
 
NFS
 
One of a series woven on my Union 36 loom. Warped for a demo at an art center—the first time I actually had it up and weaving. Moved to a friend’s house who had some extra space on a warm porch, and kept weaving off the nice long warp we had put on as part of the demo. Five rugs came to light. It’s a fun loom. 
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