May Guild Meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Unitarian Church of Santa Fe
9:30 am - Social
10:00 am - Meeting

Joan Babcock learned macrame as a teenager in the 1960's. When she moved to Santa Fe in 1986, she rediscovered knotting in the form of knotted jewelry. She often uses the Cavandoli technique, a condensed form of knotting similar to weaving, in which a square inch can contain 250 knots or more. In addition to one-of-a-kind necklaces, Joan creates earrings, medicine bags, vessels, and decorative items, some of which incorporate pendants of silver, copper, and brass as well as a variety of beads in stone, metal, and glass. She gets her inspiration from tribal cultures, Asian art, and natural forms.

Joan's work can be found at Handwoven Originals and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Shop in Santa Fe, at Artemesia in Taos, and at Tamiko's Hamilton Montana. She has an Etsy page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/joanbabcockdesigns.

Joan teaches micro-macrame workshops and has published two instructional works: Micro-Macrame Jewelry (2005) and Micro-macrame and Cavandoli Knotting (DVD, 2007). Both are available from the author. For information, inspiration and additional information, visit her website:
http://joanbabcock.com/, Join us on Tuesday, May 4, to view Joan Babcock's work and be inspired by her adventures in knotting.

PS: Joan will teach at Convergence, SS701 Fundamentals of Micro-macrame and UB105, Cavandoli Tapestry Knotting