Leigh Alexander

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Leigh Alexander




Leigh Alexander is an award-winning master weaver who has travelled the world to explore and learn textile techniques. She began weaving when she was eleven and continues to expand her repertoire of techniques. She lived in Finland for a year working in a spinning mill and in Thailand for several years working with the silk weavers. A graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Leigh has worked for such well-known textile designers as Jack Lenore Larsen and j. morgan puett in NYC and Putumayo in Charleston, SC. as a production weaver, dyer, cutter, colorist, designers' consultant, housewares designer, production manager and assistant designer.
Leigh has had her own weaving business since 1999, designing and producing household textiles. She has just completed 4 years as the project manager for Heritage Blankets NM at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center and is now developing a new line of rugs and drapes. She is also setting up a computer loom at Makespace Santa Fe.