Friday, May 7, 2010

Kudzu is off the loom!

Ok, so that cutting off of the infamous kudzu tapestry happened earlier in the week... but I try to keep my ducks in a row, so to speak.  I hadn't posted about my last days at the Anne Wilson exhibit at the Knoxville Art Museum so had to do that before I noted that I'd finished the kudzu tapestry and cut it off earlier this week.



I'm in Asheville, North Carolina, right now at a four day demonstration of tapestry in the lobby of the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Folk Art Center--the Guild's annual celebration of all fiber crafts is this weekend--the Fiber Days on Saturday and Sunday.  Lots of demonstrators in the auditorium of the FAC on Saturday, then a fantastic fashion show of all fiber works on Sunday--two times for the fashion show (same fashions), one at 1 p.m. and the other at 3 p.m.

I have the kudzu tapestry with me here to snip ends at times when I'm not working on the current tapestry during the demo.  Here's a photo I made of it after it was off the loom... lots of ends yet to be finished here:




7 comments:

J. Austin - said...

Oh wow, another addition to the "wild things" family of tapestries! I realized, from the photo of your current show, how beautifully these tapestries go together, and I'd love to see them all in one place, with Kudzu as part of the gang.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks, Jan...
yes, my work is of a piece... all nature related.
Kudzu is the most current of them all.

Kaite said...

and it looks magnificent too, the wild kudzu vine is free at last...k.

Maggie said...

Congratulations! It's so fun to cut stuff off the loom!

Sue Schwarz said...

oh WOW is right. It is amazing. It was fun watching it bit by bit, and seeing the whole thing is awesome. Wish I could get to Ashville. Have a great weekend

Tina said...

Beautiful tapestry!

Jennifer said...

It's so wonderful! Only you could make Kudzu so appealling!