Marjorie Fiddler is a handweaver and dyer who creates one-of-a-kind wool rugs on linen warp. Her studio is in Edmonds, in Washington
Marjorie’s striking use of color and exceptional workmanship result in works of art that are equally beautiful adoring a wall or functioning
as hardwearing floor coverings. She taught her self to weave over thirty years ago, using a large floor loom stored in the occupational therapy department of a Boston hospital. Weaving books provided excellent diagrams, calculations, and detailed instructions. Preindustrial mechanical devices were manageable and fun. A complicated overshot coverlet patterned after an early colonial example was one of her first projects.
Work, family, space, and time pressures first limited and then totally displaced weaving. Textile addiction was still a major force and
had to be satisfied by knitting, creating patchwork quilts, and admiring the work of others.
In 2005 Marjorie returned to weaving, first taking a course at the Weaving Works in Seattle, and then joining the Seattle Weavers’ Guild.
Speakers and workshops organized through the guild provide ongoing education and challenge, and talented colleagues provide support and encouragement. Marjorie’s ongoing interest has been weaving rugs, many of which are showcased in the portfolio.
ANWG Conference 2011 Best of Show awarded to Fiddler’s rug, “Overdye.”
ANWG Conference 2009 Second Place awarded to Fiddler’s rug, “Reflection.”
For more information visit www.mfiddlerweaver.com
This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.
About the Author
Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenage son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.