Friday, December 3, 2010

SNO-CRUSH: Carole Austin

If Carole made it, you want to see it, feel it, touch it, or eat it.  Her talents are big, though she never likes to be the center of attention.

Gardening is what Carole spends most of her creative time doing. She weaves in the off season.  She has beautiful, productive gardens, full of flowers and vegetables, and makes great use of the food she grows.  She is a sublime cook.

Her weaving adventures began when she followed an ad to the home of a blind weaver in Milwaukee to buy a beautiful, large Glimakra loom. They had to disassemble it and carry it up a tiny, basement staircase, load it, and then she drove with it back across the state.

She has had remarkable adventures featuring bats.  And a rat.

When she weaves, it is beautiful. On display here are samples of her recent doubleweaves, and a beautiful krokbragd cotton rag rug that I have long admired. She is a perfectionist and rarely satisfied with her work. I always hope for an early frost,  so she'll get back to the loom. She lives on an old orchard farm with her husband and daughter.  Two sons are recently out on their own.

 Disclaimer: the above written description of Carole Austin is based solely on my own possibly inaccurate opinions and observations

6 comments:

Deb Lervaag said...

Beautiful work of Carole's and I would love to see the Krokbrod rug rolled out to savor. Deb Lervaag

Susan said...

OK. I will show it. It's a beauty.

novembergrass said...

Lovely weaves this Carole makes. Thanks for showing them.

Deb Lervaag said...

Gorgeous!! A work of art.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Yes, I see what you mean....gorgeous work!! Birds of a feather flock together, eh? Thanks for all the beautiful images!! Gloria

Velma said...

very fine work.