Tonight, after work, I start my beginner weaving class at the Textile Arts Center!  I have never woven anything before but have always been told it is as addicting as chocolate (and I am a woman who loves her chocolate!)  So, today I want to highlight a very talented weaver and knitter.

Machiko Agano, a Japanese master weaver artist, is widely known for her intricate textural structures.  Each structure is tailored to the specific space in which it is exhibited.  The majority of her works use fishing line or natural colored silk and steel wire to allow the space to become part of the exhibit itself.  It gives the installations a light feeling, almost as if they aren’t even there.

Here is Machiko installing another one of her amazing pieces.