Chenille tunic/vest

At last I have finished Hannah’s vest. Custom fit for her. Luscious chenille with a hint of glitz. There’s a turquoise one at my Open Studio this weekend , Nov 23,24.



Name that rug

I need to name all my weavings. This photo shows the fabric used (apples on blue background) to weave the rug. So do I call the final piece “Rotten Apples”? It looks like chili peppers or lobsters to me. Your thoughts are welcome.


Weaving a Life

Last week I visited a painter’s studio who had lots of slashes and splashes of red in his work and somehow I have been seeing red a lot lately: Falling leaves, picking apples….seeing red; news of the day: gun violence, inept politicians….seeing red; relationship struggles….seeing red; Christmas pressures and pleasures….seeing red. So I have started a series of 2′ by 3′ area rugs or wall hangings that have my own slashes and splashes of red.


New Work: Silk Scarf

This is work I started doing at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina this summer. I got to study with two inspiring fabric artists who work in surface design. This silk scarf started out white, was resist dyed with one color and came out with four colors! Pretty much fun and often full of surprises…happy accidents.

©2012, Carol Grave

Friends & Company Restaurant Hosting Shoreline ArtsTrail Event and Exhibition

Please join me for a special Shoreline ArtsTrail event hosted by Madison’s Friends & Company Restaurant on Sunday, November 11 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. We’re celebrating the kick-off of Open Studios Weekend with this Opening Reception featuring my art, as well as that of other ArtsTrail members: Pat Miller, Jane Novick, Scott Paterson, Diana Perron, Pat Rist, Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, Sandy Spahr, Marjorie Sopkin, Maureen Squires, and Diane Wright! This is a great opportunity to preview this year’s Open Studios artists, sample some of Friends & Company signature offerings and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.

This Friends & Company event kicks off the Shoreline ArtsTrail’s 11th annual Open Studios Weekend, November 17 and 18, 2012, with 47 participating artists in Branford, Guilford and Madison. The event is free and open to the public. Art will be on display and for sale through the month of November, with all proceeds directly benefiting the artists.

Please visit the Shoreline ArtsTrail website and its sister blog for more information.

Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend

November 17-18, 2012, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be sure to stop by my studio during the 11th annual Open Studios Weekend, November 17 and 18, 2012. In total, 47 artists from Branford, Guilford, and Madison are participating in this two-day event, presenting works in cut paper, engraving, fiber, found objects, glass, goldsmithing, jewelry, metal, paint, pastels, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass, and textiles.

I’m number 17 on the Shoreline ArtsTrail Map, which you can pick up at libraries, town halls and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios.

Watch for the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs that point you to the artists and studios. For specific locations and more information about events, discount offers and participating artists, visit and its sister blog for more information.