Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 21, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 21, 1973
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Woman's World oday. GALESBURG, ILL., THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1973 PAGE 11 a By GAY PAULEY UPI Women's Editor NEW YORK (UP!) - Some of the prettiest of fall fashion's trappings lie in the wrappings.. "Nothing is left to chance," said Adcle Simpson at the showing of her collection. She spoke of the coats and dresses, the sweater suits, the evening clothes with their wraps, all designed as go-togethers. Introducing the Galesburg woman A new column about the involved and talented Galesburg woman. Whether she's a career woman or homemaker, she finds time for self-expression. Her lifestyle is that of the 70's. By Alice Brockman PorGnts A.nnou.nc3 Eriociosi^sriis Miss Someone in the audience immediately referred to them as "twofcrs" (the theater's term for two tickets offered for \he price of one). Actually, the outer garment or inner could stand alone, although shown as one outfit. Mrs. Simpson was one of the ready-to-wear manufacturers participating in a two week series of shows for visiting fashion editors. The semiannual event concludes Friday. Surge to Sweaters Among the designer's handsomest "nothing to chance" outfits were the easy fitting coats paired with slim cut "travel" dresses. Outstanding: A dot-printed dress in wool, matched to the lining of the cape-like coat, the coat itself a solid shade on the outside. This designer skipped over the trousers mood of most other firms and showed not one (Continued on Page 12) Barbara Factor believes that woven wall hangings are now a serious art form which can liven up a home. You should see her house on North Prairie Street. It literally vibrates. Mrs. Factor, her husband, Lance, who teaches in the philosophy department at Knox College, and baby Abigail, reside at 1417 N. Prairie St. amidst spectacular, vivid wall hangings, created on a loom in her basement studio. Her efforts are not the result of a casual hobby, either. Mrs. Factor is a professional artist in every sense of the word. She defines a professional as someone who has taken the time to obtain the necessary training, •then maintains a certain quality.. A perfectionist, she is not content with a hanging until every strand of yarn is in place. Her husband teases her that she fusses too much, but it is all part of her desire for excellence. Mrs. Factor has been weaving for 12 years. She grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Mich., and while in high school, became interested in weaving at the Young People's Art Center sponsored by the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Later, she received her bachelor of arts degree from Cranbrook, then to New York as a textile designer. Working in industry, though, left her little time for self-expression, so after one and one half years, she went to the University of Georgia in Athens, received her master of fine ants degree, then taught weaving at the university. She and her husband have lived in Galesburg about four years, and she realizes now that the different areas she has lived affect the form and colors of her wall hangings. In Maine, she was influenced by (the sea and stone colors, blue, gray and white. In the South, with its lush flowers, in orange, yellow and red, she found herself using vivid colors. Now, in the Midwest, with its subtler light and prairie land, she works primarily in the earthy tones of gold, deep red and forest green, and the neutrals, black, brown and white. She also likes to combine the earthy and bright tones in the fabrics she weaves, which are then used for pillows, scarves and other home accessories in addition to the wall hangings. Mrs. Factor loves nature and flowers, and this is one reason she likes Galesburg so much. The earthiness of the M'dwest has been a big influence on the texture and strong form of her weaving. One hanging, in rich golds and browns, she feels was inspired by cornfields. When she was a student at Cranbrook, all the artists had a dream to work and live in New York City, so she trekked there, loo, upon graduation. But, actually, Mrs. Factor soon realized that life in the big metropolis can be stilling to an artist, who should be free to work without the conforming influence of Vatla Peterson... Mr. and Mrs. Howard Peterson, 509 N. Jefferson St., Knoxville, announce the engagement of their daughter, vada Ann, to David L. Grant, son of Lawrence Grant, Oak Lawn, and the late Mrs. Grant. The, bride-elect is a graduate Of Knoxville High School and the University of Illinois. Her fiance is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago The couple is planning an Aug 18 wedding in Oak Lawn. Miss Twila Van Hoose... Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Van Hoose of London Mills, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Twila, to Donald Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. John son, St. Augustine. The couple will be married June 30 at 7 p.m. at the London Mills United Methodist Church. All friends and relatives sre invited to the reception to follow jn ihc church bTscment i , n Mr. and Mrs, John J. Pick, 279 N. Farnham St., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kay, to Wladislaw Eiukovich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bogomir Ziukovich of Chicago. Miss Pick, a graduate student, is currently leaching in the Art Department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Mr. Ziukovich is a journalism student at Southern Illinois University. The wedding will be July 7 at 2 p. m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Carbondale. Miss Kay Pick Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Sanford,.1241 Day St., announce the engagement of their daughter, Patti, to Fred Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Peterson, 241 Selden St. The bride-elect, a graduate of Galesburg High School, is employed at the Community Bank of Galesburg. Her fiance, also a graduate of Galesburg High School, is employed as a clerk with the Burlington Northern Railroad. No date has been set for the wedding. iiwiunliimiimiiiiniiiiiiuiniuiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, Miss Shirley Wallace Barbara Factor at her loom (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey) an artists' colony. She has found in Galesburg the freedom to express her individuality and be her own person. There's only one small obstacle — now that her baby is crawling, time in her studio is limited to Abigail's naptimes. . One area in which Mrs. Factor has expressed herself is in the decorating of her home. It looks like an artist lives there. Because aesthetics are important to her, she has eclectically decorated' it with an Eames chair, antique oriental rugs, hanging baskets of plants in macrame holders, and her wall hangings. Visitors are always impressed with her wall hangings, but they are usually drawjn to a neutral straw-colored macrame hanging in the dining room and exclaim, "Barbara, I love it." Unfortunately, she didn't make that one, but instead bought it at an art fair, she relates with a chuckle. One reason why Mrs. Factor loves to weave is that there is a mystery involved. Since the weaving is done in one dimension, it is exciting, she said, to take the finished product off the loom, then sculpt and mold It into either a ifhree-dimensiional or bas^-elief hanging. Plus, she likes to be totally involved in the crafts project, but maybe not to the extent of one woman she likes to tell about, who raised trees to make her own loom, then raised the sheep for the wool, spun the yam and dyed them with vegetable dye.. Naturally, all this took years, so long, in fact, that the women never actually got around to weaving anything. Well, sometimes for the total experience of it all, Mrs. Factor hp.? spun and dyed her own yam with vegetable dyes made with zinnias, marigolds and horse chestnuts.' But most of the time she depends on purchased dyed yarns. When she does dye her own yams, with commercial dye, it is to achieve an individual look and to achieve more subtle shading. Texture is very important to her, and not only does she use a variety of colors in her weaving, but also different types of yarn, and weaving techniques. She lets the fibers guide her in the eventual design. She is a part-time teacher at Carl Sandburg College in design, and has taught macrame, weaving and rug hooking. She finds teaching very satisfying because she lakes to help people expand their knowledge. The artist's work has been exhibited all over the country, including the Artist-Craftsmen of New York's Annual Exhibi- tiop in 1968, a one-woman exhi- hangings bition at Knox College in 1971, Michigan Artist's Exhibition, 1969 and 1971, the Civic Art Center, plus shows in Springfield, Davenport, Iowa, Western Illinois University at Macomb, among others. This Saturday and Sunday her work will be on display at the Old Orchard First Annual Invitational Midwest Craft Festival at Skokie. She has also been the recipient of many awards. Recently, she and her husband were named Danforth associates by the Danforth Foundation in St. i Louis, which is for the purpose of encouraging the humanizing of the education process in colleges and universities. But her most proud achievement is being selected for a Craftsman Fellowship Grant from the National Council of the Art this year. She was one of only three artists from Illinois and one of 34 nationally who received the grant, designed to he 1 ^ talented craftsmen pursue their careers. Tacked on the wall in her studio is a cartoon of a woman trying to weave, but she is so tangled in the yarn, her husband remarks, "I don't think you know the difference yet between the warp and the woof." Mrs. Factor knows the difference. You should see those wall Miss Patti Sanford Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wallace, 211 W. Ann St., Knoxville, announce the engagement and approaching ^marriage of their daughter, Shirley, to Richard Shores, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Shores, 1549 McKnight St. The bride-elect, a graduate of Knoxville High School, is employed at the Knox County Nursing Hoove. Her fiance, also a graduate of Knoxville High School, is employed at Gale Products. The couple is planning an Aug. 4 wedding. Vows will be exchanged at 7:30 p.m. at the Wataga Congregational Church. All friends and relatives are invited. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bennett, 375 N. Academy St., annou* 1 '* 0 the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughle Diane Arlene, to Michael ] \\ win Bradford, son of Mr. < l Mrs. Eugene Bradford, 1831 i Main St. The bride-elect, a graduati of Galesburg High School, is em ployed at D & D Automot Her fiance, also a GHS gni !• ate, attended Carl Sandl \ College and is employed at \u- miral Corp. An Oct. 6 wedding is b \ planned. Miss Linda Johnson Wedding Will Be June 30 C ^oiieqe l^Jc Some 2,500 students were candidates for the bachelor's degree Saturday at tlie 114thi annual commencement of Illinois State University, Bloomington. Among them were: David Thompson, East Galesburg; PRAIRIE PLAYERS 656 W. LOSSY PRESENTS CJIILDRENS SHOW SNOW WHITE & ROSE RED June 16-17-23 & 24 Two Shows Each Day 1:30 PM & 3:30 I'M Season Ticket -— $1.50 Individual Ticket — 75c TICKETS AVAILABLE AT O. T. JOHNSON'S BUHGl.AND'S LINDBTROM'S J. C. PENNEYS ewA . . . Robert Bond, Abingdon; Kathryn Gossard, Altona; Thomas Daub, Altona; Russell Alden and Rodney Harrison, both of Avon. Also, Ted Collins, Deborah Elam, both of Bushnell; Robert Pierce, Cameron; Gary Brown, Gerlaw; Michelle Kennelly, Gilson; Bruce Ghitalla, Knoxville; Dcbra Edwards, Michael llines, Richard Hughes, Patricia Pearson, Rhonda Polite and Debra Vickroy, all of Monmouth. Also, Steven Peterson, North Henderson; Mary Carlson, Roseville; Robert llorscly and Diane llotchkiss, both of Toulon; Carolyn lluber and Randall Joscphson, both of Williamsiield. Wedding Will Be Sunday Miss Christine Marie Johnson and David Lor en Rowland, whose engagement was previously announced, have selected Sunday as their wedding date. Vows will be exchanged at 3 pjm. at the First Lutheran Church. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the ceremony and the reeepldon which follows in the church parish hall. The bride-elect is tiie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Johnson, 942 Haiwkinson Ave., and her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Rowland, 1810 Robertson Ave. Miss Mary Kate VanDell and Frederick G. Bohne, Jr., whose engagement was previously announced, will exchange wedding vows June 30 at Advent Christian Church at 7:30 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth VanDell, Jr., 481 E. Dayton St., and 'her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bohne, Sr., Cheekeowaga, N. Y. Mrs. Ed Gould Gives Program Mrs. Edward Gould gave a lesson on "Selecting and Care of a Mattress" at the Yearn to Lear n Unit of the Knox County Home Extension Assn. meeting Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. C. Wylie Shimei, 1694 Bluebird Dr. Mrs. Gould explained the various types of mattresses and said that purchasing the correct mattress is most important for proper rest. Mrs. W. Gene Allen, first vice president, presided at the business meeting. Mrs. Vernon Holstrom was installed as president to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Michael Ptout; Mrs. Shlmel will serve as second vice president; Mrs. Francis Klavohn, treasurer, and Mrs. Dale H. Johnson, public information. Mrs. Glenn Merles was welcomed as a new member and Mrs. Donald Kroutzcr was a guest. It was announced that the (laic Elves 4-H Unit will be guests at the July meeting. Mrs. Joseph Tun/.i, co-hostess, assisted in serving refreshments. Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. Johnson, 615 N. First St., Monmouth, an nounce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Faye, to Den nis C. Clark, son of Dr. and Mrs.' Marvin E. Clark, Rural Route 2, Monmouth. The bride-elect, a graduate of Monmouth High School, is attending Monmouth College. She is employed part-time by the Dairy Queen Braizer, Monmouth. Her fiance, a graduate of Warren High School, also attends Monmouth College, where he is a member of Sigma Phi Epsiilon Fraternity. He is employed by Butler Manufacturing Co. Couple Selects Wedding Date Miss Cheryl A. Meyer and Mark E. Dunn, whose engagement was announced in January, have selected Sunday as their wedding date. Vows will be exchanged at 2 p.m. at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All friends and relatives are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. A. Meyer, 515 Day St., and her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dunn, 563 N. Academy St. Miss Diane Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thibodeaux, 1314 Emerald Dr., Davenport, Iowa, former residents, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crislyn, to Paul Winter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winter, 900 W. Dayton. A graduate of Galesburg High School, the bride-elect is employed in the Data Processing Office of Midwest Manufacturing Co. Her fiance, also a Galesburg High School graduate, attended Cad Sandburg Junior College. He's also employed at Midwest Manufacturing Co. The wedding will be Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf, Iowa. BURLINGTON NORTHERN VETERANS The Burlington Northern Veterans and Auxiliary will have its annual family picnic at Lincoln Park Shelter Sunday at 1 p.m. Meat and beverages will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Games will follow dinner. WOLFIES'S Yarn Shop 1$ Now Located at 332 E. Main St. Miss Crislyn Tibodeaux Wedding Will Be Saturday Janlyn Crouse and Miss James R. Peters, whose engagement was announced in September, have selected Saturday for their wedding. Vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the ceremony and reception at the church. The bride-eieot is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Anderson, 882 N. Kellogg St., and the late Earl R. Crouse. Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Peters, 1558 N. Seminary St. We have a nice selection of attractive summer styles of wash & wear in both street and long. USE OUH EASY LAYAWAY PLAN GIVE A LADY BUO GIFT CERTIFICATE The Lady Bug Shop Open at U:30 a.m. Closed Wednesday PLENTY OF FREE PARKING 209 E. MAIN, KNOXVILLE Nexi Door to Ron'* 5up»i Valu»

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