Monday, October 27, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

I have been listening to the first of two weaving podcasts featuring Bhakti Ziek.  It is called “From the Heart: A Weaver’s Journey” and was recorded in 2007.  It is produced by Maiwa Productions and can be downloaded here.

Partway into her lecture she mentions that before she went to graduate school she sold all her weavings. In graduate school she had worked with many new and innovative techniques.  After graduate school her weavings never sold.

Later in the lecture she continues by explaining that since all her weavings just ended up being rolled up and put away, she might just as well do weaving explorations that satisfied her own needs.  She still doesn’t sell much, but what she does sell now sells for thousands of dollars.

To see some of her work, go here.  She is co-author with Alice Schlein of The Woven Pixel, a book about designing woven cloth with the help of Photoship.  You can learn about that book here.

"Selling Your Weaving…or Not" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 27, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina

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