Jill Hunter

Hunter-Smith Handwovens

Minneapolis, MN

Booth # 18

jillhunterweaver.com

Handwoven, Hand-dyed scarves and shawls woven with silk and other fine natural fibers. I believe that what you wear can lift you spirits and improve your outlook, so I am proud to be able to create art that is both decorative and functional. After a dozen years of experimenting with color, fibers, and structure, I’ve narrowed my focus to weaving contemporary scarves and shawls, combining an age-old craft with current tools.

Using all natural yarns, silks, cotton, rayon, and wools, I dye using color fast environmentally friendly pigments before warping the looms. I have one eight-harness and two sixteen- harness looms that allow me to weave intricate structures and patterns that compliment my color schemes. These looms are all hand and foot powered, just as looms of the past. I use a computer to draft my unique complex designs to create contemporary scarves and shawls for today’s consumer.

 

 

 

© Jill Hunter

© Jill Hunter

© Jill Hunter

© Jill Hunter