Friday, November 2, 2012

Judith MacKenzie

What does A Good Yarn: Cotton have to do with Judith MacKenzie?   It's a bit of a long story, so grab a cuppa and listen....

I have known about Judith MacKenzie almost since I began weaving in 1975.  She was already well known in the weaving world and highly respected for her knowledge and giving nature but it was many years before I actually met her.

Judith is known the (textile) world over as an expert in spinning, weaving and dyeing.  She has devoted her life to the study and practice of the textile arts.  She generously gives of her time and expertise, teaching all over North America and beyond.

On Monday Oct. 29, the arts studio where Judith was resident artist burned to the ground with all of the studio contents.  Needless to say, there is a great deal that cannot be replaced - a lifetime of collecting textiles cannot be counted in terms of a dollar value.

Friends of Judith's have begun a fund raising campaign to try to replace what can be.  You can find out more information here.

To try to help just a tiny bit I have donated a copy of A Good Yarn: Cotton to the fund raising auction which will begin later this month.  There is also a donation button so that people can give directly.

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