Dianne Totten, a weaver for over 40 years and teacher for 25, has developed what she calls “crimp cloth” and used it to create one-of-a-kind garments with the heat-set fabric. Her expertise in sewing complements her passion for weaving. She also enjoys creating purses and bags of all shapes and sizes from her handwoven fabrics. In further attempts to use up her stash, she creates whimsical rag rugs and wall hangings with design inlay. Dianne’s award-winning work has appeared nationally and internationally.
Dianne teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School in N.C., for guilds, at regional conferences in the U.S. and Canada, and at the HGA international Convergence conference. She has two crimp cloth DVD’s available and has been published in Handwoven, Weavers, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Complex Weavers Journal, and Vävmagasinet, and is featured in Catherine Ellis’ book, Woven Shibori, revised and updated. IP (2016).