Kevynne Layne can be found on most days in her Damascus, Oregon, studio standing at her Rio Grande loom, weaving tapestries. She also weaves on a variety of other looms, including Navajo style and Mirrix. Kevynne hand dyes much of the yarn she uses for weft.
Kevynne has a background in graphic design and photography. She says, “No art medium has given me greater satisfaction than weaving. The yarn seems like strands of DNA, spiraling down from generations of women before me. I use my graphics background to help translate primitive geometrics into contemporary designs using the fundamental principles of design.”
Kevynne’s blog has stories of her tapestry life and her travels, especially an interest in birds. It can be found at www.stickshedstudio.com.
Some of Kevynne’s tapestries and rugs can be seen in this gallery.