Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
I moved to this studio at the end of August, before renovations were complete,
and am just now getting organized. Weaving and machine knitting will take place
near the yarn and fiber shelf units. Extra yarn and fiber are stored in boxes.
The tops of two raised tables will provide space for felting lengths of fabric,
while the area underneath is used for more storage of fiber and other felting
The seating area is ideal for lunch breaks, sketching, needlework, and chatting
with visitors. Next spring, a space for dyeing will be added under the windows,
and the floor will be repainted a gray or white, to reflect light up. The best
part of this space is the high ceiling, great for displaying yardage.
Studio photos: Claude Oliver
Loretta Oliver, Acid Rivers, 2006;
cotton and wool yarns, wool fiber, silk fabric, dye; handfelted between handwoven
and silk fabric, overdyed; 36" x 45". Photo: Claude Oliver.
Loretta Oliver was featured in Fiberarts in our March/April 2004 issue. Website: