In the late
1960s through mid 1970s we were very active in the "fiber
arts", both macrame and weaving. We wrote several books about
Macrame under the Andes name, and ghost wrote 4 books on various
crafts for a short-lived craft series from Doubleday.
we worked with at Doubleday was William Thompson, who was Steven
King's first editor and also "discovered" John Grisham.
Bill used to visit us at the farm in New Hampshire around 1971
and would tell us about this young author he was working with.
He wanted to take us up to meet him, but Bangor seemed too far
away at the time, and we just had another beer.
gallery includes some photos of the works featured in our macrame
books, and pictures of the covers of some of the other books we
wrote. By 1971 most of the work we were doing was sculptural or
clothing, which is pretty sculptural too. The popular trend in
knotting had moved more to beads and plant hangers, and when we
moved to New Hampshire, we did not have the time required to obtain
and maintain gallery connections required to show the kind of
work we did. We did have a few fans; the large lamp pictured below
was purchased by Bernard "Blackie" Langlais. When we
needed a photo of it for the book, we visited his home and studio
in Cushing and had a great day with him, touring his yard full
of wooden figures.