Pat Beard Handwovens

By combining interesting colors with textures, I weave my fabric on old-fashioned looms—several my husband built for  me. Although I will weave a number of pieces from the same warp threads, each piece is different. 

After the weaving, I wash each panel before sewing on my old industrial machines. 

Traditional scarves  are carefully hand finished. I do all my own weaving and sewing.

I’ve designed clothing that goes from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from everyday shopping to a night at the opera (Marx brothers reference). 

Timeless shapes in washable cotton are my forte.  I’m also creating huggable pieces by adding quality acrylic yarns into the mix. 

I have an incredible amount of fun working with colors, sometimes subtle sometimes outrageous, but always wearable. 

I’m proud to have received Master Artisan Status by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen which is the mark of achievement that distinguishes work as quality.

“A unique voice is an innate part of all master artisan’s expression .” 

I’ve won a few awards along the way, but more importantly I’ve made functional art that people want to wear!

I’m a genuine fibreholic!  Along with weaving, I love to knit. 

I’ve also taught crochet, wet felting, and needlepoint.  I love to spin alpaca into yarn.

If I’m not in my studio, you’ll find me in the garden or kitchen.

I also conduct and  play clarinet in several community bands and small groups.