Thursday, November 20, 2014

Giving and Receiving

As American Thanksgiving approaches, and Christmas not far off, one's thoughts turn once again to thankfulness for what we have, and to the acts of giving and receiving, of generosity of spirit and in action.  This are imporant elements of building connection to others, of deepening bonds, of building community. These are moments to celebrate the good things of life, love and relationships. With that in mind, the international tapestry project Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination/le sort, le destin et l'auto-determination continues to grow as it receives more shapes and  people  continue to give  to it. The project has received 230 shapes from 160 participants from 18 countries. The project continues to accept woven shapes of any material within certain parameters. If you would like to participate in this project contact Line Dufour at and I will send you more information. Exhibitions are confirmed for the installation for 2015 and other venues are under negotiation. All participants names are included as part of the exhibit. 
Catherine Constantin France

Pamela Anne McNeil, Richmond Hill Ontario

Marylis Costevec, France

Marylis Costevec, France

Jamileh Emdadian wove this tapestry. She didn't use a cartoon and wove it intuitively. 
Barbara Heller won first place prize at the HGA (Handweavers Guild of America) juried show, entitled Small Expressions,  juried by Gerhardt Knoedel, a very successful and well respected textile designer. The exhibition was held at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts.
Michael Rohde won the HGA award for his tapestry, Meridian. 

Linda Needles senT this along - a tapestry commission in Scotland 

Order a catalog of the tapestries included in the touring US exhibition Art of the Cloth, in which one of my tapestries was selected. The beautiful catalog for The Art is the Cloth is 48 pages. It
includes an image of every piece of every participant in the exhibit, in
color. Now available from WEBS, the yarn store ( Just fill in *The
Art is the Cloth* in the search box at the top of their opening page--and
you will be whisked away to the right location to place your order.

Though it may be too late to see this movie at this location, keep an eye out for it. Keepers of the Loom, about Estonian weavers. You may be able to order it on their website. Thanks to Barbara Aikman who sent this along.
Location: Tartu College, 310 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W4 Date: Saturday November 15, 2014 Bilingual: 4:00 pm (Estonian/English) English: 7:00pm (Voice-over)
Tickets: $10.00 each and available at the door or for purchase online at

The international tapestry installation, Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination/le sort, le destin et l'auto-determination will be exhibited in Montreal at Trames gallery, situated in the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles.
Opening reception: January 31, 2015
Exhibition dates January 31 - February 27 2015.
More details to follow.

Mary Cost is showing Fractured Light, her newest work, at The Contemporary Tapestry Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
November 9th - December 6th
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm  
The Contemporary Tapestry Gallery
835 West San Mateo Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 231-5904
Contact: LaDonna Mayer:

A 4 day Tapestry weaving workshop with Mary Zicafoose: New Stories: Tapestry and Ikat Techniques, March 4-7 2015, Omaha Nebraska.  Click on this link to see Mary's website: To register and learn more go here:

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