ABOUT BLISS HOUSE SCARVES
Making it a more beautiful world.
Bliss House scarves are woven by Dianne Figlewicz Lattemann, recently retired Seattle scientist, who relocated to the Wenatchee Valley in Autumn 2021 and is excited about the opportunity to devote more time to weaving, and interacting with local weavers and the Alpine Meadows Spinners & Weavers Guild.
Although I always loved woven wearables, I could never imagine myself weaving. This changed in Yokohoma in December 2006, when my brother-in-law and I toured the Silk Center and Museum. At one spot there were two tiny hand-weaving set-ups and my brother-in-law sat down and said "Let's give this a try!" After taking a workshop on tableloom weaving, I realized that the tableloom provided the scale but flexibility I wanted in terms of design. I took a series of classes with master weaver Brenda Nicholson in Victoria B.C., came back to Seattle and bought a loom, and started weaving.
I grew up in an extended family of women who added handcrafts to their regular daily activities: sewing, knitting, embroidery, and lace-tatting. Now my home is filled with beautiful handmade items, many of which are also heirlooms. Weaving and selling my scarves combine my fascination with colors, color juxtapositions, and simple shapes and patterns, with my belief that unique, handmade, everyday items should be affordable to all. Many of the scarves contain sheep's wool or alpaca from local Northwest herds, or yarn spun and dyed by local spinners, so the products are truly Northwest-grown. My goal in making my scarves is to bring some beauty and warmth to the wearer, and to share this with our world. Bliss House scarves are now being worn in the US Midwest, New England, and the Washington D.C. area, England and Scotland. A portion of each scarf's sale price is donated to a non-profit agency or charitable cause. For 2023, donations will support local Ukrainian refugee families who have fled from the war in Ukraine, as well as US Red Cross responses to national or international emergencies. This is affordable, wearable art that lets you look stunning, and do good!
The scarves have been accepted for sales at several juried art fairs. These have included the Shoreline Arts & Crafts Fair (2019), the Phinney Ridge Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair (Seattle, 2019), the "Best of the Northwest" Holiday online fair (Seattle, 2020). While establishing myself in my new home here in beautiful North Central Washington, I have been donating scarves to fundraising raffles for local organizations.