Ellen Ramsey
Contemporary Tapestry

Blog: Musings on Textile Art

  1. A Visit with Anet Brusgaard

    2023-11-21 18:25:00 UTC
    Last week, I was fortunate to travel with my husband on his business trip to Copenhagen. While he worked, I was able to connect with several Danish tapestry weavers whom I have admired for decades.  My initial contact was with Anet Brusgaard, whom I met in San Jose, California, at…

  2. No Longer Lost in the Metaverse

    2023-06-08 18:29:11 UTC
    Today’s blog post is in follow up to two of my previous posts: Lost in the Metaverse (January, 2022) and Mining Historic Textiles as a Route to the Future (March, 2020). That January 2022 post was primarily an excuse to show some work in progress photos and let you know…

  3. A Visit with Tapestry Artist Jennifer Sargent

    2023-04-17 23:22:00 UTC
    On a recent trip to Memphis, I had time to catch up with tapestry artist Jennifer Sargent. I had the pleasure of taking a workshop with Jennifer in 2022. I find her work very inspiring, especially her control over small and complex areas of open warps.  Jennifer Sargent, The Winter…

  4. IRL 2022

    2022-12-31 15:28:17 UTC
    2022 felt like coming out of a coma.  I returned to my traveling ways and saw many exhibitions featuring amazing textile art.  I blogged about a few of these exhibitions, but there was so much more that I was able to see this year. Here are my picks for the…

  5. The Hundertwasser Tapestries: Part 2

    2022-12-06 14:36:00 UTC
    My last post was Part 1 of my article about the Hundertwasser Tapestries. If you have not read that post yet, please go back and read the background story before continuing on The Austrian weaver Fritz Riedel established a Gobelin style tapestry studio in Mexico in 1968.* The studio wove…

  6. The Hundertwasser Tapestries: Part 1

    2022-12-05 18:19:00 UTC
    Vienna is a museum lover’s paradise. There you will find palaces filled with the vast treasures of the Hapsburg dynasty as well as Vienna’s modern masters, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. But the highlight of my recent trip to Vienna was a small, quirky little museum called the Museum Hundertwasser…

  7. In the Galleries: Christina Forrer, Again

    2022-10-15 22:42:44 UTC
    For my birthday, I was able to make a quick trip to New York City for an infusion of artistic inspiration.  I had a divine day visiting a few selected shows featuring tapestry and textile art. I feel inspired to share my experiences, so here goes….  The author’s husband attempts…

  8. In the Galleries: Igshan Adams

    2022-06-12 17:08:00 UTC
    I am totally obsessed with the weavings of Igshan Adams. I’ve been wanting to see the work of this South African artist IRL for quite some time. I narrowly missed my chance to see his show at the Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York last year. So, I just had…

  9. Lost in the Metaverse

    2022-01-03 20:12:34 UTC
    Wow. It has been a long time since I posted, eh? As 2022 begins, it is time to look back at what I’ve been up to in the studio for the last six months and what I am looking forward to in 2022.  I have been working on a very…

  10. For Weavers Only: More Erin Riley Tapestries

    2021-06-30 20:05:00 UTC
    In my last post, I focused on the themes and content of Erin Riley’s work as recently exhibited at PPOW Gallery.  For this post, I just want to share “weaving porn.” Not weaving (verb) pornography (noun) – although Erin has done that – but “weaving porn” as in what turns…

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