For artists, acceptance into a show is a special kind of wonderful, so imagine designing a tapestry for the American Tapestry Alliance "UNTITLED/UNJURIED small format show in 2014. All entries are accepted in this celebration of tapestry to be shown in Providence, Rhode Island this summer. You can experiment and for me it's a time to have fun.
I decided to use my hat, push the colors toward summer and combine it with a taste of endless winter.
I did very little planning for the design, a quick sketch on recycled paper and a few marks on the warp.
It was stress free weaving that grew from the bottom to the top in clear sections, face to hat to snow. I even considered putting in a snowdrop, the first thing to bloom around here in the spring, but it just doesn't seem possible at the moment.
|Spring in Wisconsin, 7 x 8 inches|