Lestra Hazel

I have been weaving for over 60 years.  It has been my passion, my inspiration, and with fellow weavers, my community.  My first interest was in the various structures that can be accomplished in a woven piece, but as I “discovered” color, that expanded my repertoire.  
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Two Piano Duet
43” X 17”
Rep Weave


But every once in a while, I go back to the basics of black and white, which I did in this piece.  For many years I attended the Gilmore Piano Festival (and having taken piano lessons for six years, my interest was further stimulated).  I thought about weaving a full keyboard, but decided it would be more interesting to do a two-piano duet.  This piece was entered and accepted into the KIA Regional Area Art Show some years ago.

17” X 66”
8’harness Echo and Iris
16/2 cotton warp, 20/2 silk weft
Inspiration - Marian’s book!
In the last few years, I have become fascinated with Marian Stubinitsky’s book, Weaving with Echo and Iris.  The concept is intriguing and the results are beautiful.  I have done many dish towels using this technique and have recently combined cotton and silk to weave shawls using this concept.

8-harness wall hanging.  

18” X 36”

The warp is 16/2 cotton sett at 80 epi.  

The weft is bundled 8/2 black cotton (about 8 strands in the bundle).  




I didn’t have a theme, just worked with the colors I had to make an interesting pattern.  

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