Friday, January 1, 2016

ATA's Tapestry Unlimited Blog Tour

The American Tapestry Alliance's  Tapestry Unlimited Blog Tour has begun with two of the six tapestry weavers sharing their skills.
My first formal teacher in tapestry was Marie Cook, a founding weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Marie was trained by Belinda Ransom, a graduate of the Edinburgh College Art, having studied there with Archie Brennan. As a graduate of the Diploma of Art 'Tapestry' I think that it is safe to say that we weave in the 'style of Archie Brennan' What I have found intersting so far is how others weave and finish off their projects. So join the tour and be inspired. 

Artists and publication dates.
December 23rd: Vancouver Yarn
December 30th: Rebecca Mezoff
January 6th: Terry Olson
January 13th: Mirrix Looms
January 20th: Elizabeth Buckley
January 27th: Sarah Swett


A beautiful sky this morning, a quiet time while it is still cool to wander around the garden. It has been HOT here with some days reaching into the 40's. For those who measure in Fahrenheit we have had days that it has reached 112 f. My studio lays empty as there is no air conditioning and playing with wool in this weather for me is not something that I choose to do. I have had a break from weaving since completing work early last year for our exhibition at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery. It feels odd not to be weaving, but my days are filled with other things. I need to empty my studio as I am having some renovations done in March. After that I hope to get back to the loom. Happy New Year and may 2016 be a creative year however you choose to spend it.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CODA: Tapestry Art Today

Gerda van Hamond 'Walk Talk 1' 128 cm x 132 cm Photo Debbie Herd
Gerda van Hamond 'Walk Talk 1' 128 cm x 132 cm Photo Debbie Herd
The American Tapestry Alliance have just released their 2015 edition of CODA. Taken from articles featured in their newsletters from the past two years. CODA is offered as a free download to anyone with an interest in tapestry weaving. You can download a copy here.     

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


A few months ago, out of the blue I was contacted by the Editor of 'Down Under Textiles' asking for some high resolution images of some of my small tapestries. The request was for them to be used in 'Online Inspiration' I don't know what was going through my mind at the time, but I somehow assumed that the images were to be put up on their website. Recently I received an email from the magazine with a copy of a page from the current issue. 'Online Inspiration' is a one page feature in the magazine that looks at inspiring websites and blogs. If you would like to visit the other artists websites that are featured in the article. They are Liz Powell   Kaz Madigan  and Open Drawer.
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