Bethe Orrell, handweaver
From a long line of fiber artists, going back as far as 1753, I have continued the lineage of my ancestors. I started weaving in 1998 and have since become a well known weaver, dyer, knitter and spinner in New Mexico, my home.
From handwoven towels and other linens to beautiful throw blankets and rugs, I love pattern, color and texture in my woven cloth.
Since 2013, I spend a few months each year weaving for a large home fashion house, which I am not at liberty to name. But on my other four looms and full time during the rest of the year I create cotton and/or linen hand towels, placemats, table runners for your kitchen.
I am currently working to expand the blanket weaving side. I bought Heritage Blankets from Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, and am working on a plan to sell customized blankets to hotel and bed and breakfast businesses in the southwest.
If you want to learn to weave, I would welcome you to my studio in New Mexico for a solid week to learn weaving and loominology from start to finish.
I can also do custom orders for home goods.