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About the Artist - Wilma Antaya

Wilma has been a hand weaver for over 35 years.  She was introduced to the art of weaving as a new member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Weavers and Spinners Guild and maintained her association for over 30 years.   Wilma’s “Handwoven Blankets to Treasure” has been displayed as a featured artist/exhibit at the Amazing Clayworks Gallery in Stratford and at the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts in Collingwood.  She has been an annual exhibitor (10 years) in the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Show and as well participated in the Plaid Tidings Show at Branksome Hall, Toronto and Signatures Show at Kew Gardens and Christkindle Market in Kitcherner.  Most recently Wilma has participated in the Windsor Art in the Park Show at Willistead Manor and the Art by the River Show in Amherstburg.

Weaving Process:

The weaving products available are made of mostly natural fibers, designed and created in my home studio.  The blankets are made of 100% wool.  The process of weaving starts with designing the projects, co-coordinating the colors, creating the warp from 100% wool or other fibers, threading the loom and hand weaving the piece.  Once woven the article is finished either in hemstitch or a twisted fringe, washed, pressed to set the weave.  The product is ready for display and presented for a show or sale.