Fiber Composition


Artist Statement - Tapestry Life

My tapestry weaving is part of my personal history mixed with wonderful memories. It is a path that led me to where I am today.

My biggest influence was a

3-month apprenticeship at the Manufactures Nationales des Gobelins in Paris, France where I not only learned how to weave impeccably, but also was taught how to see and translate my mental images into weaving them so they matched my vision perfectly or at least perfectly to my own critical eyes.

weaving from the back and looking into to the mirror through the warp to examine the front

Briefly reflecting on my tapestry life besides weaving: 

Co-founder of the non-profit organization called International Tapestry Network (ITNET).

ITNET (1988-2000) organized and traveled juried international tapestry exhibitions with supporting color catalogs to multiple venues within the USA and Canada. In support, ITNET prepared grant applications for fundraising, corresponded with museums and art institutions, networked with artists worldwide and kept in contact with fiber associations on a local, national and international level.

ITNET published a quarterly newsletter for its members with the contributions from artists, international advisory board members and correspondents writing about current and historical tapestry and textile activities of national and international textile interest. ITNET’s last newsletters had grown to be 50-55 pages, a magazine!

To this day I am very grateful to all individuals who contributed in a variety of capacities to the success of ITNET which was an all volunteer organization.

More about my personal tapestry exhibition highlights ....  if you like to know