Laurie Duxbury weaves in her studio in Northern Albemarle County. Fascinated by colors and their interaction, she blends multi-hued yarns at her loom to create clothing and home accessories. She first became interested in weaving and textile production when, as a child, she visited historic sites in her native Virginia. As she learned the craft of weaving, her interest evolved into a passion for expressing her own creativity through the combination of colorful threads and traditional patterns. Though she works in traditional techniques her pieces reflect the elegance of contemporary design. Laurie has studied in Sweden and throughout the United States. In addition to weaving for shows and commissions, she teaches workshops and offers one-on-one instruction.

8 Responses to Bio

  1. Terry Annable

    Hi! I don’t know if I have the right person or if you remember me but I’m married to Jim Annable , a Captain at American Airlines. I think years ago you all came and visited us in our old farmhouse in Winchester, Virginia. Jim still runs into your husband once in awhile. I learned to knit about 8 years ago. Then 2 years ago we bought 3 alpacas. Jim learned to spin the alpaca fiber. I would rather spend my time knitting. I was searching for a place to have some fiber spun when I came across your website. The towels are gorgeous! You are so talented. God bless you!

    • admin

      Hi Terry, of course I remember you and Jim and your gracious hospitality. I keep track of your travels with Jim through Bill. I know some spinners and am happy to put you in touch with them if you’re interested.

  2. Renee Lamb

    Hi Laurie
    My name is Renee and I am fairly new weaver. I was wondering about any weaving classes coming up?

  3. Karyn Murphy

    Hi Laurie,
    A few years ago my sister gave me a scarf that I’ve absolutely loved. It’s just the perfect length, has delightful design and color, and (best of all) is not itchy like wool (which my sensitive skin just can’t handle). I have worn it all over, especially with my work in Alaska. Anyway, today I looked at the label and saw your name! What??!! I taught David at TCS (at the time, my last name was Traphagen). Now the scarf is even more special. I hope to acquire another one sometime! All the best, Karyn

    • admin

      Hi Karyn,

      It’s good to hear from you. I’m thrilled that you have one of my scarves and that it works for you. David told me that you were now living in Alaska. It sounds like you two still keep in touch occasionally via social media. I hope you have a Happy New Year.

  4. EstherGrace Gilbert

    I’m EstherGrace. I’m going to attend your classes at MAFA. We’ve corresponded. I’m glad to see this information too.

    • admin

      Hi EstherGrace,

      I’ve enjoyed our emails and look forward to having you in my class at MAFA. You’ll learn a bunch from the other students, too.

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