Amherst, MA

Molly McLaughlin

New Artist in 2023

Selected Work

About Molly McLaughlin

My fiber practice is focused on keeping eco-friendly textile traditions alive by dyeing my fibers with plants from my dye garden, using non-computerized weaving techniques, and incorporating fibers salvaged from abandoned textiles. I enjoy working with extremely fine silk, linen, and occasionally reclaimed fibers. My pieces are woven with 240/2 and 260/2 silk fibers, which are some of the finest weight silks that are possible for handweavers to acquire in this country. Every 10" of width in one of my woven silk pieces holds 2000 threads, which allows me to create highly detailed images.