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Printed design on silk by Maryann

Printed design on silk by Maryann
Printed design on silk by Maryann

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Valerie Doran Bashaw has a show in Overland Park, KS.

Valerie's show at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park Kansas featuring 10 new pieces hanging in the new wing of SMMC. It is on the lower level, enter at the main entrance, take the elevator or stairs down and it is across from the gardens. It's dedicated to her mother and called, Anna's Garden. 2 works are Japanese colored paste resist on silk and the other 8 are composed of resist dyed silks, pieced together and stretched on deep frames. The imagery is focused on healing and renewal, so a hospital setting is a good partnership.

Tow of your images are vertical, from what you will see here. One is 60 x 40" titled "Deepening" and the other is called "Deep Forest" at 30 x 20".

Techniques include "Shibori" and a bamboo resist method that the artists has developed herself. She has used 6 different kinds of silk fabric, each accepting the dye in a different manner.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weaving classes and more,
Missouri Basketweavers Guild will be holding their 19th Annual convention from 5-8 August 2010. The convention, "Weaving MO Madness" will be held at theHoliday Inn Viking Center at Lindbergh and Watson Road in St. Louis. There is still time to register for the convention and get some great classes from a variety of teachers from across the US including Peggy Wilcox, Mary Stokes-Smith, Lisa Adkins, Jeanne Dudley, Susan Coyle, Candace Katz, and Debbie Hurd and others. We are in need of donations for our raffle, which provides money for the next year's convention. If you would like to donate any unique, wonderful, items please contact mbgdonations@ for information on where to send your donation. We greatly appreciate all donations to our convention raffle and thank you in advance for your support of the basket weaving tradition. For more information on the convention go to our website: You do need to be a member of the guild in order to attend but you can include that with your registration fee.
We hope to see some of you at our "Weaving MO Madness" and appreciate any donations for our raffle.

Artist's Reception and Closing Event

For Holly Stewart

Saturday, June 5, 2010
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Teahouse and Coffeepot
4309 Jefferson Street KCMO