WGRI and BGH
RECEIVE PRAISE FROM FRENCH WEAVER
The recent issue of Handwoven (May/June 2018), published a project by Marcia Kooistra, of Champsecret, France, on page 34, titled: Double Gray Hayes Foulard. Kooistra presents a doubleweave project of BGH overshot.
In the first paragraph, Kooistra writes: I LOVE OVERSHOT, especially the innovative ways Bertha Gray Hayes designed and wove it. It’s a shame we don’t know more about her. In fact, if it weren’t for the fantastic work of the Weaver’s [sic] Guild of Rhode Island, I wouldn’t know about Bertha Gray Hayes at all.”
Kooistra is referring to Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes: Miniature Overshot Patterns, by WGRI members Norma Smayda, Gretchen White, Jody Brown and Katharine (Katie) Schelling.
We love (Bertha Gray Hayes) overshot, too!
Janet Cooper, President
May 29, 2018