The Community Threads tapestries are coming along slowly. The momentum seems to have slowed somewhat and I hope this is not a sign that enthusiasm is waning. Jackie, on the right, has been working steadily away on the gobelin loom over the last month. Here she is showing Susan Menzies, an artist herself, how to weave tapestry. This is Susan's first attempt. Susan also brought along 2 boys who were in here care over the March Break. They too tried their hand at tapestry weaving. Below, the section of the Community Threads tapestry that Jackie has been working on. I love all the textures and its taking on a three dimensional look.
I brought in a video of the birthing of the Community Threads project that I put together to show those in attendance. I think it re-inspired us all. We're looking to promote a local musician(s) music track to add to the video and then put it on YouTube. It's a wonderful chronicle of the projects unfolding. I was also told that the historical society had visited on Wednesday. I think the tapestries are looking great! I'm really pleased with the results so far!
Creation is a response; it is not something you have to make. You only deliver colors and shapes that the great postman of creation entrusts you to carry. No need to struggle and guess where to take them and how. They come with their package fully addressed.
Our moments of vision (insight, inspiration) are usually unpredictable....Kenneth Clark
Feeling is the power that drives art. There doesn't seem to be a more understandable word for it.... David Milne
Line Dufour has had numerous exhibitions including in the USA, Canada, and China. Her work can be found in many collections which include several commissions. Numerous publications have spotlighted her tapestries including Barty Phillips book Tapestry, published by Phaidon Press which placed her in the Contemporary Masters Chapter. Dufour’s recent international tapestry installation, Fate, Destiny and Self Determination has been featured in Fiber Art Now, HandEye magazine, Fibre Focus, American Tapestry Alliance, fibreQuarterly, the Danish textile art publication, Rapporter and the British Tapestry Group publications authored by Emma Jo Webster and Aruna Reddy. This installation has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver in Canada, in Denver Colorado and San Jose California USA and has numerous exhibitions booked for 2017, 2018 and 2019, including at the World Textile Art event in Montevideo, Uruguay and the Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum Neumünster Germany.