Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tamar Shadur Article

TWiNE member Tamar Shadur was featured in the Hampshire Gazette's Art Makers column, on December 23, 2015, with her Holocaust Memorial Tapestry. Unfortunately, when I pasted the link, it only took me to a page asking me to subscribe....even though I was reading the article in another window. Maybe it will work for you? If not, google "Hampshire Gazette Art Makers Tamar Shadur" and you might be lucky. That's how I accessed it. Think of it as an adventure.

Tamar will be teaching some tapestry classes in late January/early February, see the information on the right side of the blog for details and contact.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fractured Landscape

Truck Stop, 45 x 66," wool, silk, cotton, linen.

"Fractured Landscape" includes ten large tapestries by Suzanne Pretty, at the Putney School's Michael S. Currier Center Gallery, 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney, VT.

It opened on September 20, and runs through November 18, 2015. The reception will be during Putney's Harvest Day, on Sunday, October 11, 2-4 pm, with cider and donuts. NOTE: click on images for larger version.
Balance, 39 x 52," wool, silk, cotton, metallic.

Daylilies, 57 x 41," wool and cotton on linen warp.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sarah Warren's Tapestries at Sunapee

Sarah Warren, Peaceful Dawn, 24 x 14"

TWiNE member Sarah Warren will be exhibiting her tapestries at the 82 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair,  Mt. Sunapee Resort,  Newbury, NH.  August 1-9, 10am – 5pm daily.  Look for Sarah in Tent 4, Booth 444.
Sarah Warren, July Peace, 24" x 12"
(NOTE: click on any image to see a larger version)
In addition to the work of 350 craftspeople, there will be workshops, craft demonstrations, guided tours, strolling musicians, magicians, puppets and more. You can see how fine crafts will look in your house, at the "Living with Craft Exhibition." (Including work by another TWiNE member, Suzanne Pretty).

The fair is sponsored by the League of NH Craftsmen, and details can be found on their excellent website

Sarah Warren, Already Winter on High, 23" x 15"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two Tapestry Exhibits in Deerfield

There are 2 tapestry exhibits coming up in Deerfield, Massachusetts. 

The Art is the Cloth (curated by Micala Sidore) will be at its third venue, at Deerfield Academy's von Auersperg Gallery, and there will be an exhibit of the work of 13 TWiNE members at the Deerfield Arts Bank

Both exhibits will include programming. There will be 2 tapestry demonstrations at Deerfield Arts Bank, by Tamar Shadur on April 2 (6-8pm) and by Janet Austin on April 12 (4-6pm).

Not listed on the poster for the Art is the Cloth are 2 lectures:
Helena Hernmarck: My evolution as a textile artist
Saturday, 28 March, 11 am

Weaving The Community Together
a presentation by Thoma Ewen, 
founding artistic director of Moon Rain Centre in Quebec
Saturday 18 April 2015, 11 am
Thoma Ewen's presentation will include images of Moon Rain Centre’s award-winning community arts projects, artists-in-schools projects, and the highly successful Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles. Thoma communicates how weaving transmits the energy of peace, and her work demonstrates the vital contemporary role that weaving can play in community building.

NOTE: Please click on the images to see a larger version

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Holiday Exhibit

Emporium Framing and Gallery in South Berwick, Maine is having their annual Holiday Exhibit, November 15 - January 31, 2015. Open house will be Friday, December 5th, 5-8pm, during S. Berwick's festive "Shop and Stroll."

Tapestries by TWiNE member Sarah Warren will be included.

(ABOVE: A New Hampshire Year, Sarah Warren)

"From my studio, I gaze across my field up to the heights of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. My windows afford views of an array of fascinating cloud formations, sunrises, sunsets, alpine glow, and feasts of color as the days and the seasons morph. I am constantly analyzing colors, patterns of light, and the angles of mountain ridges, imagining how to turn what I see into tapestry."

Works in various media from regional artists include Cori Caputo, Nottingham, NH, Judith Heller-Cassell, Rochester, NH, Ethel Hills, Hampton, NH, William Mitchell, Dover, NH, Laura Morrision, Concord, NH, Suzanne Pretty, Farmington, NH, Deborah Proulx, Portsmouth, NH, Gail Smuda, Concord, NH and Wen Redmond, Strafford, NH.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TWiNE 2014

TWiNE 2014: 
A Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition

A Juried Exhibition by Members of 
Tapestry Weavers in New England
80 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903
401 277 5000    

July 8 – August 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17 2014, 5-9 pm.

 Katie Hickey, "Moon Over Albers"

TWiNE 2014 will include a broad diversity of styles and inspirations of handwoven tapestries by eighteen artists from New England and beyond.  The tapestries in this exhibit range in size from miniature to wall-scaling, range in style from realism to abstraction and in design from monochromatic to vibrant. 

Suzanne Pretty, Lined Up and Ready

This exhibit was juried by Barbara Herbster, a well-known professional artist, weaver and teacher.

TWiNE, one of several regional tapestry weavers' groups in the United States and Canada, was established in 1991 to support contemporary tapestry artists, and to preserve and promote the ancient art of handwoven tapestry.  

Julia Mitchell, Blue Grasses

TWiNE’s forty-five members have trained in tapestry and weaving techniques around the country and around the world, from New England to New Mexico, Israel to Mexico, with experience ranging from full-time professional artists to fairly casual weavers, including , textile professionals and gallery owners.  

Don Burns, Monhegan

In addition to showing members’ work, TWINE also focuses on educating the public about contemporary tapestry design and technique.  

Membership is not limited to residents of New England and currently includes members from every New England state, as well as New York, Colorado and Canada.

Overlapping the TWiNE exhibit is Convergence, the biannual conference of the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA).  

Convergence includes many other textile exhibitions, and will take place 14-19 July at the RI Convention Center in Providence, just 3 blocks from the gallery.

Priscilla Alden, Passages II

Artists included in this exhibit, in alphabetical order, are:   Louise Abbott, Priscilla Alden, Janet Austin, Barbara Burns, Don Burns,  Nancy Corkery, Bonnie Eadie, Katie Hickey, Susan Matthew, Julia Mitchell, Brenda Osborn, Suzanne Pretty, Tamar Shadur, Micala Sidore, Kathy Spoering,  Elizabeth Trocki,  Sarah Warren and  Betsy Wing. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

California Tapestry Artist Offering Workshops in Massachusetts

Tricia Goldberg will be teaching 2 workshops in Massachusetts this summer.

JUNE 21-23, 2014, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

Tapestry: From Image to Loom. 
From the beginning of a design inspiration to the final woven tapestry, you will be guided in choosing colors, patterns, and techniques. Students will weave with fine wool yarns on a small portable loom and learn tapestry techniques such as hatchings, hachures, and eccentric or non-horizontal weaving. Students with previous tapestry or other weaving experience will learn about using Aubusson bobbins, weaving from the back, creating perfect circles, and the potential for advanced color blending, among other things. Beginners will be delighted by their success in producing their first small tapestry. All levels welcome.

$340  Days Only
$515  Overnight Inclusive

JUNE 27-29, 2014, Shutesbury, MA

The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg 
A workshop with California tapestry artist Tricia Goldberg on June 27–29, 2014, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at Ruth Flohr's studio in Shutesbury, MA (near Amherst). 

You’ll weave with fine wool yarns and learn basic tapestry techniques, using a small design of your own or one provided. Tricia will discuss how and why artists use design and color and help you explore your own way of working. Experienced tapestry weavers can learn more advanced techniques and solve specific technical problems. Small looms and all materials will be available. All levels are welcome. 

Cost: $275 (includes materials) 
For more information please contact Ruth Flohr at ruthwww(at) or Tricia at triciagold (at) 

About the Artist:
Tricia has been weaving, exhibiting, and teaching tapestry for over twenty-five years. She teaches in her studio in Berkeley, CA, and is excited to be offering workshops on the East Coast this summer. Tricia weaves commissioned tapestries and exhibits widely. Her work is in various collections and in publications including Fiber arts Design Book 3, 4, and 7; and The Tapestry Handbook by Carol Russell. Visit her at