Monday, July 5, 2021

An interview, a book, an exhibit


 Last week I had a conversation with Tegan and Eric Frisino at The Professional Weaver podcast. It was an interesting experience to talk with them and share some of my thoughts about my career in teaching and tapestry weaving.


In the podcast I also talked about my new book, Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond. It's now available through Schiffer and other booksellers online, and it's in stock at the Craft Shop at John C. Campbell Folk School. My other book, The Nature of Things: Essays of a Tapestry Weaver, is also at the Craft Shop.

I've been busy over the past month getting a magazine article ready to submit. And I've also worked daily on a tapestry that I'm trying to complete for an upcoming exhibit at the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Folk Art Center. The theme is black and white and will feature all craft mediums. This is the fourth version of this theme, one that's held every several years. It's always fascinating to see the many ways this idea of no-color can be interpreted! Black and White 4 will be on display at the Main Gallery, Folk Art Center, from August 28, 2021-January 16, 2022.

Here's a preview of the tapestry I'm working on:

I'm weaving it turned 90˚ to the hanging direction. The left side will be the bottom of the piece. It will be 24" tall by about 20" wide. The design is based on a block print I made earlier this spring while at the Lillian Smith Center. I posted about my retreat there earlier. 

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