Thursday, February 14, 2013

Shapes are arriving

 Liv Pedersen from Alberta, Canada.
The international tapestry project, Fate, Destiny and Self Determination  continues to move forward energetically. Shapes are starting to come in and in this blog post I am featuring several that have come in over the last week or 2. It's interesting how each person's individuality  emerges through  the limitations of space and the technical requirements the tapestry medium. Some shapes are not tapestry woven, but the emphasis and focus has been with tapestry weaving.  
The gobelin loom at the Toronto Weaving School is up and ready for weaving and we welcome you to join us most Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am and 9pm except holiday Mondays. At some point in March we will have an official launch of the project. If you want to make sure we are there you can email me at
 Judy Dominic from Ohio USA crocheted her shapes
Recently I received an email:
Greetings from South Carolina! My colleague and I are working on a workshop proposal for our professional organization, the National College Learning Center Association. The upcoming conference will be held, Sept 26-28 in Charleston, SC. The theme for the conference is: Weaving a Legacy of Student Success. Our conference workshop title we hope to facilitate is: SPOOLS of THOUGHT. We were wondering if we could utilize the beautiful tapestry image that you have on your webpage on our Powerpoint and presentation website? We would, of course, give your organization credit for utilizing the image. 
Michelle G. Wolf, M.Ed.
Director, Academic Success Center
Winthrop University
University College
106 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323- 3910 (FAX)
 Anton Veenstra from Australia
Andrea Thiessen  directed us, in the ATA chat room to read her article about tapestry: "Here's an article I wrote about Tapestry, after a BFA in Textiles/Fiber
Art and many years of teaching .....'
Michael Rohde, a very accomplished member of the American Tapestry Alliance, and whose work you can see at

Looking forward to receiving more shapes! It's still not too late to participate. If you want to email me at and I'll send you the info.

Kate Kitchen responded to last weeks blog post about personal style:

This piece was completed in a Textural Tapestry Techniques Workshop taught by Ixchel Suarez. The first week was spent learning techniques and weaving the sampler and the second was spent applying these techniques in a small piece. I have long been interested in textures in the natural world and this was an opportunity to work from one of my photographs to produce a weaving that is both true to the miniature landscape yet appears abstract. It was a lovely two weeks learning from Ixchel.

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