Thursday, November 7, 2013

More hands weaving the international tapestry project

The push is on to finish this portion of the tapestry installation for December 2, 2013. 
Barb Hilts came by last week to contribute to the international tapestry project. She is a very talented silk painter who teaches the techniques on Tuesdays through the Toronto District School Board. She has been doing silk painting for many years and is very knowledgeable about it. To know more about her, her work and classes go to:
From Chile originally, Juana Sleizer,  like many tapestry weavers, has been doing this a long time. She also came by last week to help contribute to the international tapestry project, Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination. You can learn more about her work at
Kate Kitchen and Mimma Draga seem a little cheered by weaving the bright colours of the international tapestry project. Kate continues to be a registrant at the Toronto Weaving School and creates tapestries and handwoven scarves. 
Elizabeth Evans and Susan Middleton who you've seen in previous posts, came in this week and we enjoyed having them join us. 
Pam Hutley sent this shape from Australia. She writes: "The logo in the tapestry is a representation of the Brigalow tree, Acacia harpophylla. This tree grew in thick shrubs in the area I grew up and lived in, Queensland Australia." You can see more of her work at About the colour Dorothy Cloews wrote a while back: On looking up Royal blue I found this information- 
'Royal blue describes both a bright shade and a dark shade of azure blue.
It is said to have been invented by millers in Rode, Somerset, a consortium
of which won a competition to make a dress for the British queen, Charlotte
of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[3]
Traditionally, dictionaries define royal blue as a deep to dark blue, often
with a purple or faint reddish tinge.
By the 1950s, many people began to think of royal blue as a brighter color,
and it is this brighter color that was chosen as the web color "royal blue"
(the web colors when they were formulated in 1987 were originally known as
the X11 colors, since the World Wide Web did not come into operation until
1991). The World Wide Web Consortium designated the keyword "royalblue" to
be this much brighter color, rather than the traditional darker version of
royal blue'
Who cannot resist going down these side trails

Aruna Reddy sent 4 shapes. In the last three she used assorted textural techniques. She is a member of the British Tapestry Group in the UK and you can see more of her work at their website: and she has exhibited her work in the UK. She writes in her artist statement: " My work is an eclectic mix of fibre art and weaving....and I enjoy the tactile quality of the work which is very textural. In my work I use a variety of materials apart from wool and cottons such as recycled materials: plastic bags, carpet tiles and other found objects and materials. I alos use other textile techniques in my owkr such as crochet, knitting, needle weaving, finger weaving and embroidery. As a designer I am interested in surface patterns recurring in my environment, glimpses of images in passing and the natural envrionment."
FATE, DESTINY AND SELF DETERMINATION/le sort, le destin et l’auto-determination
91 received shapes as of November 7  2013

Tricia Goldberg, California, USA               
Therese Jarry, Blaison, France                                  
Tayeoun Kim, Korea                                                      
Susan Middleton, Ontario, Canada                         
Stephanie Cantoni, West Australia                         
Stella Tang, Ontario Canada                                       
Sofia Verna, Umbria, Italy                           
Sharon Smith, Ohio, USA                                             
Pat Scholz, Australia,
Pam Hutley, Australia                                                   
Noella Kyser, Ontario  Canada                                  
Myrna Lindstrom, BC, Canada                                   
Michael F. Rohde, California, USA                           
Merna Strauch, California, USA                                
Melanie Siegel, Ontario, Canada                                             
Maximo Laura, Peru                                                      
Mary Lane, Washington, USA                    
Marie Thumette Brechard
Marian Constantino                                                       
Mai Liis Toomes, Ontario, Canada                           
Madeleine Darling-Tung, Ontario Canada           
Louise Lemieux Berube, Quebec , Canada          
Liv Pedersen, Alberta, Canada                                  
Linda Maxwell, Nova Scotia Canada                       
Leonore Johnston, Ontario Canada        
Krystyna Sadej                                                                 
Kirsten Glasbrook, UK                                                   
Katie Russell, Scotland                                                 
Katia Wittock, Belgium                                                
Kate Kitchen, Ontario Canada                                   
Karen Piegorsch, Arizono, USA                                 
Judy Kogan, Argentina                                                 
Judy Dominic, Ohio USA                                                              
Judite Vagners, Ontario, Canada                                             
Juana Sleizer, Ontario Canada                                  
JaQueline Keller, Saskatchewan, Canada                            
Janette Meetze, Oklahoma, USA
Janet Austin, Rhode Island, USA                                              
Ixchel Suarez, Ontario, Canada                                                 
Francois Seguin, Ontario, Canada                            
Ewa Bartosz-Mazus, Poland
Emoke tapisserie, Marseille, France.                     
Elaine Duncan, BC, Canada                                         
Dorothy Clews, Australia                                            
Donna Wills, Ontario, Canada                                   
Donna Kim, Ontario Canada                       
Chung-Ja Jackson, Ontario, Canada                        
Christine Pradel-Lien, France                                    
Bernard Ossant, France                                                
Bernadetta Nowak, Poland
Aruna Reddy, UK
Arlette Schulman, Ontario, Canada
Anton Venstra, Australia                                             
Antje Goldflam, CT, USA                                                              
Agota Dolinay, Ontario, Canada               



Mariana Bidinost said...

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Mariana Bidinost said...

bueno,si puedo enviar a futuro ,agradesco estar en este tejido virtual.saludos mariana.