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Amy C. Lund is a skilled handspinner and handweaver of distinctive traditional and contemporary textiles for utilitarian and decorative use in the home. Her work includes fine table linens, centerpieces, runners, napkins, placemats, hand and dish towels, baby blankets, bed blankets and throws made primarily with natural fibers of cotton, linen and wool.

My designs and patterns are often inspired by a combination of the materials on hand and historical patterns. The textile arts have been a fascination of mine for many years. I was raised in a household where embroidery, knitting, quilting, and sewing were common activities. My interests include the historical and social contexts surrounding these activites. These contexts give value and meaning to the finished objects. The technology which helps to create textiles holds a great fascination for me, from the most simple use of hand manipulation of thread to complex drawloom systems used to make fabric.

As a child, I taught myself to spin on my grandmother's old walking wheel which I repaired according to photographs of a working model. Through trial and error, I mastered the basics. and practice over the years has improved my skill on many kinds of wheels and with different fibers. Eventually, I learned to weave on an antique barn loom. My understanding was later expanded after acquiring the parts to several modern looms and assembling them piece by piece.

My professional and academic training include demonstrating handspinning and handweaving at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA; an internship and volunteer work in the textile department of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; work as curatorial assistant in the textile department of the Allentown Art Museum in PA; and completion of an M.S. in Textiles and Related Art at the University of Rhode Island.

Dartmouth, MA
Home: 508-996-4864

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Table Runner

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Hand Towels

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Napkin and Placemat

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