Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More feathers have flown

I just cut this tapestry from the loom a short while ago... this is the fifth feather piece in two years. Three were very small (3" x 8" for two of those, 8" x 10" for another), the large one that's 49" x 54" and finished a couple of weeks ago, and this one that's about 19" wide x 24" long. I've also woven other subjects in the last two years, for instance, more of the fiddleheads and ferns. But when I've woven more than one, it seems to be turning into a series. There's still more to explore about feathers and perhaps other tapestries will develop from those studies. We'll see.

By the way, you might like to take a look at these beautiful feather tapestries by Judy Ness-- I just came across an article recently in an American Tapestry Alliance newsletter about an exhibit featuring her work.  It was from the Spring 2005 issue and I don't remember seeing it at the time but I'm happy to find it online.

Kathe Todd-Hooker also uses feather imagery beautifully in her tapestries. You might check out her pieces at the ATA artist pages--

And then there's Lyn Hart's wonderful condor tapestry--

Although I have another small piece a loom, this will be the last piece I'm working on before I go to Penland on the 20th. Lots to prepare for the class that now has nine participants. I'm very much looking forward to it!

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1 comment:

  1. Several wonderful artists use feather images, but yours are the ones that really resonate with me. Thank you for sharing images of your incredible work!