Date(s) - 10/03/2018 - 10/27/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
the Little Loomhouse
The Lou Tate Gallery at The Little Loomhouse
Featured Weaver Emelie Weber
Exhibition October 3 – October 27, 2018
Artist Reception is Saturday, October 6th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free and Open to the Public
Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 10 am – 2 pm and Sat 11 am – 4 pm
Emelie Weber is a fiber artist currently living and working in Frankfort, KY. Raised in central Ohio, Emelie moved to Kentucky in 2011 when she transferred from Columbus College of Art & Design to Berea College, where she worked as an apprentice weaver and studied fiber arts. In 2014, she received the Sarah Fuller Smith Loom Award and an 8 shaft floor loom to continue weaving via self-study. Emelie founded Lunadendron in 2017 as a means to share her passion for weaving and fiber art.
Emelie weaves wall hangings, home decor, and scarves on her floor loom. She primarily works with naturally derived materials, such as cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo, and Tencel. By focusing on materials and technique, Emelie’s work explores the tactile relationship between landscape and memory. Her weavings often incorporate dried plant materials and botanically dyed fibers. Emelie also weaves on non-traditional frame looms made with found items and gathered natural materials.
In addition to weaving, Emelie also enjoys spinning yarn, coiled basketry, embroidery, and drawing. Emelie’s work can be found year round at Silo Ridge Makers Market in downtown Frankfort, KY and online at www.lunadendron.com.