Blog: Musings on Tapestry and More
What’s on the Loom?
21 May 2018
My current project is a ‘baby step’ out of the box, for me. I am still working with my lotus pond source material, but I am doing several things, both design wise and technique wise, that I have never done before. I am about half-way done on this project and…
Hanging the Beast
04 May 2018
Recently, I completed the largest tapestry I have ever attempted. By European standards, it is not all that big, but at 60” x 60” it seems downright huge to me. It is twice the size of anything I have ever woven before. When it comes to hanging tapestries, I have…
Je Suis un Lissier
16 Apr 2018
I trace my tapestry “lineage” to the French tradition through Mary Lane via Ruth Scheuer via Jean Pierre Larochette and the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop, active 1977-1988. How Jean Pierre ended up in the USA in the first place is a fascinating story. To learn about this historical period, I highly recommend Jean Pierre’s and Yael Lurie’s recently…
How an Iowa Girl found her Tapestry Groove
05 Apr 2018
I think it is only fitting to start this blog adventure at the beginning and tell my story: what attracted me to textiles in the first place, and how in the heck did I get into tapestry weaving? It is a good question.
I grew up in Iowa. Like just about every fiber…