Friday, June 23, 2017

Fundraising for New Weaving Loom July, 8, 12-3pm | Weaving Loom Fundraiser Event

Fundraising for New Weaving Loom
July, 8, 12-3pm | Weaving Loom Fundraiser Event | Debbie Barrett-Jones Textile Studio | 633 East 63rd Street | KCMO 
 I could purchase a new loom if I sold......

Last spring, I moved my loom outside of my home for the first time in 11 years, into my new studio space located in East Brookside. For the first few months, it went really, really well and I loved to show anyone that walked into my space, how a woven piece of textile was made. But when October came around, I really started missing having my loom at home....

( Click on this link to read my blog entry from Monday, February 6, 2017. )

I think by now, most of you know I love to weave.....especially scarves! I have owned my small used Baby Wolf Schacht 8-harness Loom for more than 12 years. And on that loom, I have woven more than 600 scarves.  I purchased my used loom when was a junior at the Kansas City Art Institute. Now my loom is more than 20 years old and is not as smooth weaving as it used to be..... I  would love to purchase another loom just like it. I know by now, that I absolutely love to weave from this type of loom and would definitely put two looms to use. The loom I have right now will stay at home and this new loom would be located at and worked from my East Brookside studio. I am confident both will be well used and appreciated.

I am now needing to raise close to $3,000 for a new loom with a bench. I am hoping to purchase it by the end of July or sooner, so it can be included in my upcoming show in August-September at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center with my sister Kristine Barrett called Sanctuaries. So, since the Opening Installation/Performance is Thursday, August 3rd, I need to raise the money quickly. A purchase of any of pieces will help pay for this loom. I will have an Open Studio this Saturday, June 17th 12-3pm to help start funding and a Weaving Loom Fundraiser Event on Saturday, July 8th, 12-3pm. (Details to come in next newsletter.)

 If you would like to help in any way, here are some ideas. 

I could purchase a new loom if I sold......
100-120 Yarn Necklaces

Yarn Necklaces cost between $25-$60

These handmade accessories can be wrapped around your neck two or three times, depending on how you like it and can be paired with a woven scarf. The perfect gift, each packaged in a cute box with a clear lid, all ready to be given. (Also, I take custom orders.)


I could purchase a new loom if I sold.....
 24 - 11x14 -Digital Prints of Original Weaving on Paper

11x14 Print with 1.5" white border, ready to frame costs $125


I could purchase a new loom if I sold.....
* 18 Woven Scarves

Woven Scarf cost $150-$350

Along with weaving large-scale commission pieces for sanctuaries, businesses, and the home, I develop new ideas on a smaller scale. Weaving scarves and shawls are like sketches; each one is a new composition. I have made sold more than 600 scarves and each one is one-of-a-kind and unique. Color is where I find inspiration, and that is why I hand-dye each color in these pieces. I consider each scarf as a piece of artwork that is wearable.


I could purchase a new loom if I sold.....
* 5-10 Digital Prints of Original Weaving on Metal- Small to Medium Size

Unlimited Edition Digital Print of Original Weaving starts at $300

For many years, I have loved sitting at my loom weaving but have been frustrated that I can only work with horizontal and vertical lines. Now I can take my original woven textile and through digital manipulation, I can move those horizontal and vertical lines in all different directions by coming up with new designs and compositions that still show off the beautiful weaving structure that I love.  


I could purchase a new loom if I sold.....
* 1-3 Fine Art Woven Textile or Limited Edition Digital Print of Original Weaving

Fine Art Woven Textile or Limited Edition Digital Print of Original Weaving start at $700

There is truly something amazing about having artwork in a room, lobby and hallway that helps bring warmth, new life, and energy; not only to your space but also to the viewer. I would love to help transform your space, big or small, rather it is your living room, bedroom, staircase, office, lobby, hospital waiting room or a sanctuary, by creating the perfect custom woven art piece.

Here are just a few ideas, if you would like to help out with raising funds for my new loom. Please contact me if you have any questions about my artwork and/or would like to set up an appointment for a consultation. Feel free to check out my website to view examples of my woven textiles in homes, businesses, hospitals, places of worship and gallery spaces and my online shop to purchase my necklaces, scarves, and prints. Thank you so much for all your support throughout the years. You have helped be a part of my passion. 

All the best and hope to see you soon!
Debbie Barrett-Jones

Contact Information:
Debbie Barrett-Jones Textiles Studio/Retail Space 
633 East 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64110 

Phone: 816-718-6732 

Women to Watch | METALS | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Image above; Debbie Barrett-Jones | Navy to Aqua to Brown Waves Tryptic |
 Digital print of original textile/weaving on aluminum Edition of 5 75" x 105"

Friday, June 16, 2017, to Sunday, January 28, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in cooperation with the Kansas City Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), is proud to host Women to Watch | Metals June 16, 2017–January 28, 2018. 
The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium.
Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien.  
Panel Discussion with Artist
Thursday, September 28
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. panel discussion

Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien.