Judith Blank is exhibiting a collection of her rugs in the Mellon Room at the Northeast Harbor Library for the month of September. She has been weaving steadily, on the Island, for the last 35 years, exploring the healing power of color in the medium of rag rugs. Her weaving is in the tradition of Swedish weaving, using a high quality Swedish cotton rug warp, ensuring long life. Her rugs are made with locally recycled cotton or wool clothing. She uses only one electric powered tool, a cutter, to turn her deconstructed clothes into strips, which can be pieced into a sequence and wound on a shuttle for weaving. Each rug takes about 5 days to complete, not including a few preliminary steps. It’s a labor of love.
This show will have new rugs and some earlier ones from Judith’s own collection. A reception will take place Friday, September 8, from 5 to 6pm. All are welcome.