Learning from the Experts

Doris Florig is weaving her way around the world. She is the owner of a live-aboard 44 foot cruising sailing boat and has set sail the Carribean and Central America. She will continue in her life time quest for learning weaving and fiberart techniques from cultures who have a long traditions of working with textiles.Doris searches out people who have a history of working with fibers. She has absorbed the skills of netting and braiding from the Cree Indians, Flechee finger weaving from the French Canadians, spinning from Ontario sheep farmers, natural dyes from the Navajo, plaitting straw from the Bahamians, and seat weaving from the blind. She takes in the skills and experiments until she can make it work for her. Then, passes on the skill to others through exhibiting and teaching.