Archive for July, 2009

Quetico Experience

July 30, 2009

July 12 to 25 I was in Quetico Park, near Atikokan, Ontario.
In a beautiful pristine wilderness, I had part of a studio, and my own tent, and two weeks to weave.
Some of the sights:

View of French Lake from the studio porch

View of French Lake from the studio porch


View from the daily morning walk

View from the daily morning walk


While there I was to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’. I had already worked out the color and patterns ahead of time.
I used the table in the studio to measure out the sash.
The table worked well for the length of the sash.

The table worked well for the length of the sash.


Weaving was to proceed from middle to fringes.

Weaving was to proceed from middle to fringes.


Weaving was a very pleasant proposition, a lovely view, nice light, and away from the mosquitoes.
Weaving in the visitors pavilion

Weaving in the visitors pavilion


I gave two workshops on finger weaving while in Quetico. Campers, Quetico staff, as well as individuals on the Paul Kane dig.
I eventually finished the Quetico Sash, and turned it over to the park.
Quetico Sash, inspired by the Quetico logo and wilderness

Quetico Sash, inspired by the Quetico logo and wilderness

July Residency

July 7, 2009

I’ll be Artist in Residence in Quetico Park July 12-25. Working with park staff I’ve agreed to weave a ‘Quetico Sash’ while there.
Based on the Quetico logo, there’s a pattern that’s been rattling around in my head ever since visiting this beautiful wilderness last Summer.
For now I’m playing with colors. I need to decide which colors before Monday.

Quetico choices

Quetico choices