Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Profile: Rose Pelvin

Rose Pelvin is one of the founding members of Marlborough Weavers; she is an enthusiastic and tireless mentor to many and a prolific weaver herself. Rose is a Kiwi, but she didn't grow up on a sheep farm, and having tried lots of other crafts, she thought she would try weaving in the late 1960's; Rose completed the then-Nelson Polytechnic Weaving School program in 1976 and has never looked back.

Rose likes to let yarns speak for themselves; she says often they tell her what they want to become and she is the agent to make it possible. Rose loves linen, and if she could, she would weave only table linens and fine fabrics.

Rose's work can be seen here, here, here, here, and here.

by Meg Nakagawa

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