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    Artist

    Kathie Roig

    Visual Artist: Fiber Art / Fine Art / Fine Craft


    4319 Sheffield Park Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28211

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     I started weaving in 1980 after my husband gave me a small table loom as a wedding present. Now over 35 years later, I’m still weaving, although I no longer work on that table loom. I weave on several different looms now, including a Swedish drawloom, which allows me to create original woven designs.

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     I started weaving in 1980 after my husband gave me a small table loom as a wedding present. Now over 35 years later, I’m still weaving, although I no longer work on that table loom. I weave on several different looms now, including a Swedish drawloom, which allows me to create original woven designs.

     

    Even though I have enjoyed (and still do enjoy) weaving items that are functional for everyday use (kitchen towels, baby bibs, placemats, tote bags and scarves), I have also looked for a way to express myself through the craft of weaving. This search has led me to the creation of weavings that have indeed been an expression of my life at that time and place.

     

    Over the years I have woven pieces that were inspired from children’s books that I read to my son when he was a child. Later I wove a series of pieces showing my concern for the environment. After 9/11, I needed to express how I was feeling and wove “no one told the leaves”. I have lived in northeastern Ohio and western North Carolina where the landscape/cityscape has influenced many of my weavings and occasionally by social issues of the time.

     

    I relocated to Charlotte, NC (Aug. 2015) and wondered how this place would influence my continued growth as artist and weaver. I have stated some new pieces, including the one here “Love and Mercy”. I see that the architecture of the city has influenced these pieces, as well as social and political events of this time.

     

    How will this opportunity advance my artistic practice? I suppose it may be stating the obvious, but I hope to be able to share my work/weaving with my new home town!

     


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