Friday, September 7, 2012

Marcel Marois's splendid tapestry in downtown Toronto

This summer my uncle who is also my godfather came to visit for awhile. He is an artist and was an art teacher and he took tapestry weaving classes many years ago with Marcel Marois in Quebec. When my uncle came I took him to downtown Toronto and we went strolling through some of the major bank head offices where many  tapestries by well know tapestry artists hang and here  one Marcel Marois. Of course, a picture doesn't do it any justice and its well worth a walk in downtown Toronto to see all the tapestries that are there in full public view. I'll feature a few more that are found there on my upcoming blogs.
The Community Threads tapestries continue to be woven and the latest one to be completed is the stunning one that has just come off the loom. Sandi Nemenyi, President of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners and also a guild member at the Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners, designed and wove the entire tapestry banner, which depicts various scenes/views found in and at the Gibson Centre in Alliston Ontario.
Istvan, Sandi's husband, was persuaded to join the group and try his hand at tapestry weaving. I think we'd welcome more men weaving alongside us for sure!
Elisabeth Bishof has been weaving tirelessly and steadly and comleted the third frame of this tapestry banner depicting tobacco fields and huts in the area. She worked from a very small image.

Lastly, we have the opportunity to order tapestry yarn from the Australian Tapestry Workshop as a group. If you are interested please contact me at