John L. Dickens / Custom WoodcarvingsMy name is John Dickens and I have been carving for 48 years.Thirty three professionally. I try...
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FIRE ON THE MOUNTAINS : As I weave these pieces, I am inspired by the three fires that engulf these, my Smokey Mountains. This is not the blue mist smoke that is usually seen in these beautiful, pristine, breath-taking vistas. We have not had rain in two months, so the fires blaze on, and on, and on. As I weave and gaze out of my window, I wait for rain. These pieces are woven of 100% cotton heavy-weight archival paper with metallic thread lashing. First I paint the paper on both sides using a number of different types of surface design techniques. Then the paper is cut into strips and woven. The curl embellishments are a second layer added on top of the weaving below. A coating of UV polymer varnish is brushed on top of each finished piece to add extra stiffness and protection