Laurie Duxbury lives and works at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. As a child she was fascinated by all things fiber and a visit to Colonial Williamsburg was a particular impression. She first learned to spin on a spinning wheel built by her grandfather. And, as spinners tend to hang out with weavers, spinning opened to gates to the rich fiber world of weaving. She has now been weaving for over 30 years.
Through conferences, weaving schools, and community college, she learned to develop her own weaving voice. Laurie shows and sells her work regionally and has taught across the U.S. As a teacher, she hopes each student understands what draws them to their craft. Her goal for them is to begin to understand what they love about weaving and to help them develop the tools they need to express themselves through the craft. Her favorite moments are when a student has an ‘aha’ experience. It is then she knows that the weaver has been inspired to continue in their growth as a craftsperson.