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Virginia Balch
115 Oak Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-4631
vbalch@optonline.net
www.in-sheeps-clothing.com


Category:


Professional


Chair Photo - Chair of Silk
Chair of Silk
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About the Artist:

I have worked with fibers in many forms over the last twenty years. I worked in yarn retail for ten years, specializing in knitting and designing felted handbags. My renewed interest in weaving, as well as my passion for working with natural fibers, has been combined with my special interest in working with my own handspun yarn. I am a member of the Connecticut Hand Weavers Guild as well as a member and past president of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild. My work has been shown and sold at Renaissance of Litchfield, Norfolk Artisans Guild, Artwell Gallery, and Brazen Bettie’s Boutique in Torrington. I have had several designs published in fiber Arts magazines such as Spin Off, The Wheel Magazine, and Handwovens on-line magazine. I have also taught many fiber arts workshops for both children and adults. I am the owner of In Sheep’s Clothing Fiber Arts Studio in Torrington, where it is my greatest pleasure to teach weaving and spinning as well as creating my own work.