One of four abstract flowers in the warp rep wallhanging series "Pansy Forth", designed and woven by Rosalie Neilson, Fiberworks-PCW graphic
Pansy Forth
One of four rep wall hangings whose profile draft was created by "interleaving" two curves
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Portion of design featuring large blue square against a checkerboard background of ovals and circles, "Op to Be Square", designed and woven by Rosalie Neilson, Fiberworks-PCW
OP to Be Square
A progress journal from warping to weaving to finishing. Homage to Laurie Herrick learn more
FLOW Rug
Kitchen Rep Rug woven to celebrate a catered dinner by Scandinavian Heritage Foundation Executive Director
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Books in the Kumihimo Design Series

Kumihimo Braids Samurai Exhibit
What's the "Silk Standard"?

Kumihimo History Samurai Armor to Decoration

Rosalie Neilson Teaching Schedule Spring, Summer, Fall 2015

Color and Design in Huck Lace Towels Black Sheep Weavers & Fiber Arts GuildHartland Michigan
March 5-6, 2015
Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Michigan
March 7-8, 2015 - followed by Presentation, Monday, March 9 "Power of Block Design"

It’s in the Warp: Color & Design in Rep
Powell River Fiber Fest 2015
Vancouver Island Spinners & Weavers Retreat Powell River, BC CANADA
March 26-27, 2015 workshop followed by Keynote Speech, Saturday, March 28, 2015 Post-Retreat Workshop, March 30-31, 2015

It’s in the Warp: Color & Design in Rep
Conference of Northern California Handweavers Conference
Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California
April 10-12, 2015

It’s in the Warp: Color & Design in Rep
Handweavers Guild of New River Valley
Roanoke, Virginia
May 2-4, 2015

It's in the Warp: Color & Design in Rep
Intermountain Weavers Conference
Durango, Colorado
July 23-26, 2015

It's in the Warp: Color & Design in Rep
Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference
Chautauqua, New York
October 10-12, 2015

 

 

Rep Weave Workshops - Click on galleries
The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi
kongo gumi a cacophony of spots coils zags lines
Newly published book showing layout diagrams for the definitive collection of 1,157 two-color designs for 16-element Kongo Gumi. The large format book with an embossed cover has 24 pages of text and 118 pages of braid diagrams. Read the Reviews.
Selection of motifs from rep weave workshop in Vancouver BC, April 2014.© ©

Kumihimo Event – A Braid-In
Convergence 2010 Albuquerque

"Candy Corn" Motif Kongo Gumi Braid for Halloween
May Flowers 2014 Complex Weavers exchange
Black designer shoes with embroidered flowers with a matching woven bag with kumihimo handle in black, greens, orange, red and yellow. Embroidered black designer shoe inspired an evening bag woven from rayon floss with kumihimo braided hanging strap - black, red, orange, yellow, greens
Woven Label for Orion's Plumage featuring a parrot, weaving studio of Rosalie Neilson
Designs for 32-Element Obijime
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Weaving Home Page
Rep weaving in reds, orange, yellows and green which is the cover jacket for rep weaving video featuring Rosalie Neilson. Cover of DVD featuring rep weaving in oranges, yellows and greens.
Rosalie Neilson, Kumihimo Braiding Home Page
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAMERON R. NEILSON
Rosalie Neilson, Hidden Element, Suzanna Terrill Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2000
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Ravenscar Spring Conference 2006, North Yorkshire, England
Rosalie Neilson, Hidden Element Exhibit, Rep Weaving, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Orlando Weavers Guild, Florida
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, August 2008
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Golden, CO
BLOCK DESIGN IN OVERSHOT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUNCAN NEILSON

Learn more about the book in progress by Rosalie Neilson called
An Exaltation of Blocks ©

Graphic Design from forthcoming book, An Exaltation of Blocks written by Rosalie Neilson
CLICK Block Design at left for Rosalie Neilson's explanation of Huck Lace Towels in Handwoven magazine, May/June 2008 issue.
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown N.C.
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Boston Weavers Guild
Rosalie Neilson, Rep Workshop, Michigan League of Handweavers, Holland MI
Kumihimo Design Books Available
Snippets from nine rep weave runners in a rainbow of colors.

 

 

Orion's Plumage is the weaving studio of Rosalie Neilson in Milwaukie, Oregon where the possibilities of geometric design are explored in two fiber media:
Warp-faced Rep Weave and Kumihimo Braiding.

London designer shoe inspires a woven El Molino bag and a multi-colored Kongo Gumi braid handle.

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Rep Weaving Video
Read the Reviews. Order by clicking on photo above. See trailer on You Tube.
Kumihimo Activity
Masa's Spring Green Neckpiece Handwoven 2014

Lampwork Bead and Kongo Gumi
Portland Art Museum
Convergence 2010 Naiki Braid