Creative Statement

I live, work, and play in Londonderry, New Hampshire with my husband and
two sons. My 8-harness LeClerc floor loom and I have been together for nearly fifeen years. The loom is powered with my hands and feet. Warp threads are wound on a wooden warping reel, and I prepare bobbins with a manually driven winder. My fabrics come to life after doodling designs on graphing paper. I strive to create items that are delicate yet durable and pretty yet not overly fussy.

Nutfield Weaver” handmade pieces can be found in kitchens and living spaces throughout the world. It is gratifying to know that my items are used by families in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Norway, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and nearly every Canadian province and state in the Union.

Handweaving presents an unending opportunity for new design and improved technique. My goal as an artisan is to continue to explore new weaving structures, find inventive uses for handwoven fabric, and to introduce more people to the pleasures of cloth that is made the old fashioned way.

Kate Kilgus