“It’s more than just the end piece. It’s the inspiration and creation along with the friendship, mentorship and being a life-long learner.” (Barb)
Barb Enos has been weaving for over 8 years, but still considers herself a novice. After retiring from teaching in 2013, she learned to design and weave clothing under the mentorship of Oberlin College instructor Betsy Bruce and gained experience using both four harness and eight harness looms. She now has her own small home studio and enjoys weaving scarves, shawls, lap blankets, tea towels and more. She and her daughter also weave on her husband’s grandmother’s Union 36 two harness loom from the 1940’s. Barb is knowledgeable in the art of dyeing fiber both chemical dyes and natural dyes under the mentorship of Karen Long. Barb has participated in classes led by master weaver/spinner Susan Conover from Ohio, nationally known and published weavers Bobbi Irwin from Colorado, Natalie Drummond who specializes in Deflective Double Weave and Jennifer Moore from New Mexico who specializes in Double Weave. As current president of the Lorain County Spinners and Weavers Guild (locoguild.com), she continues to benefit from sharing and learning from others who also enjoy the art.
Barb resides in Oberlin, Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org).