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Fall 2009 Vol 35 No 3
A Quarterly Review of Tapestry Art Today
 
 
Note: Tapestry Topics Online has been trimmed down in order to present color images with selected excerpts from the printed version, available to members by mail. For the full articles refer to the printed Fall 2009 issue.
 

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Upcoming Themes and Deadlines

October 1: Tips and Tactics
Theme editor: Christopher Allworth

Submit the clever solutions to tricky problems with looms, cartoons, techniques, studio design or whatever innovation you have tucked up your sleeve. Contact Christopher for more details: all@eastlink.ca

January 15, 2010: Proportion
Theme editor: Patricia Williams

Other than the limitations of our loom capacity, how do we tapestry artists determine the size of an image? How do scale and proportion relate to design elements? This is an opportunity for the mathematically oriented designers to come to the fore. Contact Pat for more details: patwilli@gmail.com

 

Exhibits – Our Public Voice

 

Meandering Thoughts on Exhibition

by Jennifer Sargent

I regard exhibitions as essential. While the private process of creating the art work is fundamental to my soul’s wellbeing . . . I also need to have it go out into the public arena. . . . it is the self-imposed limitations, the questions asked, the medium chosen, the problems left unsolved by the last piece of artwork that leads to the next one. In the fullness of time, I accumulate sufficient artwork to show in an exhibition, which provides an opportunity for feedback and, perhaps, a catalogue from which to study the other exhibiting artists’ work, then more questions and the creation of another artwork. And so the world turns.

 

below: Jennifer Sargent, Bouree, 76” x 12” x 2”, 2002;
two layers: top layer- handwoven linen, rayon, wool;
bottom layer- hand embroidery on resist dyed silk/linen fabric. photographer: Alan McCoy

 

Bouree by Jennifer Sargent

 

below: Jennifer Sargent, Bouree, detail

 

Bouree detail by Jennifer Sargent

 

below: Jennifer Sargent, Shift and Shift Again, 20" x 10”, 2008;
warp: linen; weft: linen, cotton, rayon, silk.
photographer: Alan McCoy

 

Shift and Shift Again by Jennifer Sargent

 

below: Jennifer Sargent, Shift and Shift Again, detail

 

detail of Shift and Shift Again by Jennifer Sargent

 

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