Lesley’s Open Studio

Lesley is having an open studio of her weaving (scarves, shawls, hats), quilts, and hand-spun wool over Thanksgiving weekend across the road from our home at 285 Dogwood Road. Info on all 19 Bolinas artists: www.coastalmarinartists.com. A couple of blocks down the road (165 Alder) is painter Dieter Tremp’s studio.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Lesley’s Open Studio

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lesley's work is beautiful. Thank you for showing us.

    Just curious…the amount of her work which is shown in this photo, how long would this take to accomplish? A year or more?…

  2. I agree on this work being BEAUTIFUL. I would ask the same question…now long to accomplish this unique display of artwork? Love her choice of colors and variety. Wish I could come and see it all my self.

  3. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Anonymous
    From Lesley: Thank you for your kind words.
    I enjoy working with my hands and making useful things !
    My shawls and scarves can take a week or so- not working 8 hrs a day, but a little every day. Setting up the loom for a project is the slowest part.
    The quilts are also worked for short periods of time, but most days until finished- and can take 3-5 months.
    Some of the work pictured, such as the quilts, was completed in the last 5 years, but weaving etc in the last year.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lesley (Lloyd)
    Thank you for the reply/info. After I posted suggesting "a year or more"…I started thinking, maybe more like five yrs, all told…grin.

    It is interesting to understand how long /how much work is involved. I hope when you set up for a show/sale, you have a card beside each to indicate roughly the hours/time etc…

    All told, beautiful work. I have always loved hand made "anything".

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