Gail Pilgrim (Ross) first learned to weave at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art with Gretchen Huggett in fall of 2004 but became fully "warped" by all the possibilities this new hobby would hold after the 2006 Convergence in Grand Rapids. Her passion for Scandinavian textiles took off when she attended her first course at Vavstuga weaving school in Massachusetts in 2013, followed by four more week-long courses at that school studying Swedish weaving techniques and traditional weave structures, topics on which she has been published and given guild presentations. She is an active member of the Weavers' Guild of Kalamazoo, Cross Borders, MLH, HGA, MAFA, and the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers guilds.
Gail (for whom Ross is now a "Nom de Loom") temporarily resides in NE Ohio where she juggles her weaving advocation with full-time vocation as Gail Pilgrim, mild-mannered online FDA law professor for a great metropolitan school. She is the mother of two sons in Michigan and one rescued blue point Siamese cat, and is widow of Dr. Stephen Ross, a long-time Kalamazoo infectious disease physician who graciously put up with being a weaving widower during his lifetime.
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Luscious Lavender Table Runner
11.25" by 36"' including 2" fringe on each end
Twill for Swill Bar Cart Cloth
Twill Blocks and Warp Stripes
Cottolin Warp and Weft
approximately 18" square
Monastery Garden: Franciscan Apple Table Runner
Mercerized Cotton Warp and Weft
14" by 28"