A tapestry show opportunity!

A tapestry show opportunity!

Webster Arts is a non-profit organization that supports art in the greater St. Louis area. They run a large art fair every year and they also have a gallery space with shows all year long.

In 2018, they are hosting a show of the tapestry work of my students in July and August. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work shown and support the community of tapestry weavers we're creating together.

Ten years of blogging about tapestry weaving

Ten years of blogging about tapestry weaving

Ten years ago today I started this blog. It hardly feels like that long. It began as a way to encourage myself to focus on tapestry weaving as a vocation while I was still working in health care. Through the blog I've discovered a vibrant community of weavers and people interested in fiber art. This community has been instrumental in my development as an artist and a lover of yarn.

Today I'm a full time artist and educator and I get to spend all day every day working on something related to tapestry weaving.

Sett: Looms and tools

Sett: Looms and tools

How does sett happen on various looms and what does this have to do with the equipment I choose? This post continues a series of articles about sett and tapestry weaving. The complete list is at the bottom of this post.

Low-warp floor looms and sett

I don't talk about weaving tapestry on floor looms nearly enough. When you're just starting out, finding space for a large loom may not be in the cards. But once you've decided this thing is for you, a floor loom can be a fantastic friend for your work.

Sett: How does it affect materials for tapestry weaving?

Sett: How does it affect materials for tapestry weaving?

I frequently get questions in my online classes about which yarns to use for tapestry weaving. To answer that question, you have to think about what sorts of imagery you want to weave and at what sett. Of course I can give you a list of my favorite yarns, but I may be looking for different characteristics in my weaving than you are. Knowing how sett and yarn interact will allow you to make the best choices for what you want to accomplish in terms of image creation and the look and feel of the resulting fabric.

In which I talk about all things "tapestry" on the Weave podcast with Sarah Resnick

In which I talk about all things "tapestry" on the Weave podcast with Sarah Resnick

Sarah Resnick has launched a new podcast about weaving. I have been listening to it all this year and have been inspired by her interviews. I also appreciate the variety of people she interviews and the things I can learn about other parts of the world as well as other parts of my world that I wasn't aware of.

A couple weeks ago she interviewed me and the interview is now up. You can find Weave on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts. Or you can go straight to the show on her website to listen and see the show notes and images.

A day chasing UFOs (unfinished objects)

A day chasing UFOs (unfinished objects)

At some point I realized that not everyone is like me in how they approach project completion. Astonishingly, there are actually people in the world who start one project at a time and then they finish it before moving onto the next one. Though this seems like an admirable trait when I have four different fiber projects on my studio table, it seems unlikely I will ever be the sort of person who works that way. I always have multiple projects in the works just like I am always reading more than one book and dreaming about more than one future.