This web site is dedicated to my dear friend, Luise Ziegler, "weaver and person
extraordinaire", who died too soon of cancer in April, 1999. Luise was a dear friend
of so many! Although proficient at
spinning and weaving on even complex looms including her drawloom, her thoughts first
were always of what she could do for others. Here remembering the good times...
including several teaching tours we did of guilds in Canada and the US + teaching
Convergences and other teaching conferences in her little camper. As here,
serving up a dinner of artichokes, time well spent in California after teaching
at Convergence there a few years
Remembering also her help with:
|Computing text in historic documents as with
Elmer Wallace Hickman
|Developing drafts and disk files as with Marion Powell
|Reweaving missing and burned historic samples as with
|Sorting down and organizing boxes of "handwoven orphans"
to go to
|Researching textiles with me at home, in dorm rooms, wherever...
|Sorting through yarns in attics and out-of the-way places for lost info
|Assisting as my aide in many workshops, US/Canada/New Zealand
|As a professional baker, forever turning out trays full of baked goods
and delivering them to good causes
|Assembling hundreds of study group samples without being asked
|Showing up without notice, out of the blue like an angel, many times
over at conferences at just the moment she was needed!
|Would you believe... even coming up with the idea for making warps
once for a series of my workshops on short notice from cross-country!
["Sure, just ship me the yarns, Sig."]
|Yes, always seeking out the needs of others to assist... countless times
dropping whatever was happening in her life -- for her Church, for her
guild on Whidbey Island and Fiber Forum, for her guild in Seattle, for the
Complex Weavers and whoever/whatever/whenever paths she crossed.
leaving her books, samples and equipment to those
profit after she died.
|A life of love and of charity in action, not just words...
It's not the things one can list on a page which
are in the heart,
is those things which cannot be put into words.
Thanks so very much, Luise, for
giving of yourself so very much to so very many!
Since Luise touched so many lives...
we invite others to add to this dedication.
If interested, please contact
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