Alice Schlein

I've been a weaver most of my life. Although self-taught, I have attended numerous workshops and owe a great debt to the weavers whose books I've studied. Loom-controlled pattern, my primary interest, has been pursued on shaft looms, dobby looms, and jacquard devices. I enjoy sharing my explorations with others, and have taught classes and workshops in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. A satisfying adjunct to my weaving life is writing, and I am the author of Network Drafting: an Introduction; The Liftplan Connection; and co-author, with Bhakti Ziek, of The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop. I currently weave on a 16-shaft dobby loom in my South Carolina studio.

Covid Diary XI is one of twelve woven journals completed this year in response to the pandemic. In its topsy-turvy scrambling of traditional woven block design, it also gives a nod to my interest in the traditions of book construction and the layout of the printed page.

'Pushing the limits' artworks title : Covid Diary XI
Double plain weave in cotton and linen
16 shaft loom with computer-assisted dobby