Happy Birthday: Christy Matson

Christy Matson is a contemporary textile artist born on January 17th.

Matson creates her weavings on a jacquard loom and primarily with geometric abstract subjects. In the video below she explains her loom and technique.

I love the layers she’s been able to achieve by weaving. It adds a vibrancy to her compositions that wouldn’t be there if the designs were painted. Check out her website for more work.

She also co-owns a custom blanket business Matson and Palmer. Look at how pretty these blankets are!!!

“I have gravitated towards several things in my life that are time-consuming, things that require an investment of blind faith and unfold slowly.” ~Chisty Matson