Bonnie Inouye

I began weaving in 1967 and built my first looms. Now I create scarves, shawls, vests, and throws, designing each piece with weaving software. I use a 24-shaft, computer-assisted 48″ AVL loom in Paonia, Colorado and 16-shaft AVL looms when in our mountain cabin in Gothic, CO.  Woven images, smoothly flowing curves, interleaved designs and unusual textures characterize my work. I like to encourage other weavers to make their own drafts, helping through teaching, writing for magazines and a book on creating new drafts for looms with 8 and more shafts. My book, Exploring Multishaft Design, is like a workshop that you take at home. I am working on a second edition with new chapters. The first 7 chapters are available as pdf files.