Saturday, February 2, 2013

Getting my ducks in a row...

... or something.

Yesterday my husband and I drove into Atlanta to pick up a tapestry that had been included in The Art of Georgia exhibit that was hanging in the Governor's Offices at the State Capitol.  That was the last of the pieces that have been out and about since sometime last year.  I think it was the first time I've had so many pieces being exhibited at the same time.  I thought I'd have my own mini-exhibition of those pieces here.

Starting with a small tapestry that was included in the NW X SE exhibit that was shown in the Southeast at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Dallas, NC and also in the Northwest, at the Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA.  The exhibit was a joint one with Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and Tapestry Weavers South.  My entry was called "The View from Here":

Next, is a piece that was in a Piedmont Craftsmen members exhibit titled "Inspired Globally: Created Locally"and was held at the Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC  This tapestry is "Quilt Fall" and is 24" w x 42" long.

Also this tapestry called "Once Upon a Time" was shown in the fall of 2012.   It was juried into the American Craft Today exhibit at the Bascom in Highlands, NC:

The tapestry below was in the Blue Ridge Fiber Show in at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC during the fall and was selected for the American Tapestry Alliance Award of Excellence; its title is "Life Force" and it's 60"w x 24" h.

Seems I wove two achromatic tapestries during 2012--my husband asked me several times last year, "Why have you abandoned color?"  Here's the second one and it was in the Southern Highland Craft Guild members' exhibit called "Black & White 3"--  the title of the tapestry is "Gray Dawn" and it's about 43" x 43":

And the last one from these several exhibits is this one, called "Leaf Dance" and it's the one we picked up yesterday.  So... these particular tapestry ducks are in a row once more, either rolled and stored or covered and stacked.

Now... other ducks to get in a row are the assorted items I take to classes with me.  I'll be teaching a class at John C. Campbell Folk School from February 3-9 and I've spent the day getting things together, packed and in the car while dodging big, fat snow flakes.  My fingers are crossed that the snow will NOT create a problem for our class next week!  

Preparations for class starts with making a list and checking it more than twice:

Needles must be important since I noted them two times.

Let's see how much yarn I can cram in a suitcase.

And then let's see how jumbled the back of the car will be as I pack--
trying to keep it all dry as the snowflakes fall.

I'm sure all will be fine, the roads will be clear and the John Campbell Folk School classes will be lovely, as they always are.  I hope to be able to post about the class in the days to come.

Oh... one last photo... my feather tapestry as I leave it today.  I haven't woven any on it yet and since the snow's still falling, probably won't.  Got to get home.


  1. Tommye, I'm putting the new loom together tomorrow, ordering yarn to dye for my first tapestry, and collecting bobbins. Your tapestries are so inspiring! My fingers are itching to get started!

  2. Thanks for the mini-exhibit Tommye! I love your work. Have fun at John C. Campbell.

  3. I love the feathers, Tommye. Absolutely beautiful! Hope you're having fun at Campbell...I miss that place and have wonderful memories of our class there.