News + Notes

The Tokyo Hotel in downtown Chicago is a 15 story 150 room building that was built in 1927. This year it is being redeveloped as The Freehand Hotel Chicago and  is slated to reopen in 2015. I had the pleasure of visiting the historic site for a meeting to see the model rooms for the new hotel, Herron has been hired to make 150 bed pillows. Sampling for this project has been enormously exciting and I am overjoyed to be making such a contribution to what I hope is a wildly successful Chicago hotel.


In other news, we have a new class up next month at Humboldt House, a basic tapestry weaving class and you can register at, yarns and lap looms are included!

You will also find me teaching a weaving workshop Aug 10-12 at ACRE Artist Residency in Wisconsin. I am so excited to have been invited and am looking forward to it.

Last but not least, I will be teaching a mini weaving workshop at Wandawega's annual Art Camp. If you are in the Grand Rapids area, I will be at Have Company from September 12-18 teaching weaving and making a woven installation for the shop. Stop on by and say hello!

And lastly, I will be teaching an intensive Tapestry workshop at The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY September 27 + 28, there are 4 seats left, so hurry!