Sandy Adair

Sandy Adair, "Tablerock and Hawksbill at Sunrise" diptych 2013, 80" x 64"
“Tablerock and Hawksbill at Sunrise” diptych (2013) 80″ x 64″
Sandy Adair, "Curl Triptych" 2008, 34" x 90"
“Curl Triptych” (2008) 34″ x 90″

Sandy Adair’s Statement

The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding my home with their ever changing moods continually inspire me as a weaver. My intention is to create peaceful places, microcosms one may enter for replenishment. To me, weaving is much like painting, with my yarns my colors and my needles my brushes.

As a colorist, I seek to express the ever-changing nuances of light and color through subtly blending fibers, color tones and textures. Harmonious use of color, line and texture communicate the beauty, balance and sensuousness I experience in nature.

Mostly by commission, I create predominantly weft faced tapestries, adding hand embroidered overlay for detail and/or texture. I utilize a wide variety of textures and fibers in my weaving. My images, predominantly pictorial are often inspired by photos of client’s views.

Sandy Adair, "North Carolina Arboretum Triptych" 1999, 60" x 66"
“North Carolina Arboretum Triptych” (1999) 60″ x 66″

Sandy Adair’s Biography

A USF graduate, I apprenticed with Dr. Force at ASU and also received two scholarships to Penland School. Affiliations: Southern Highlands, Piedmont Craftsmen, Handmade In America, and American Tapestry Alliance, I represented the Biltmore House during their “Year of the Tapestry. Participating in 30 invitational and juried exhibitions, I have received a dozen ribbons and numerous purchase awards.

1000 Textile Images, Fiber Arts Design Book V, Making Amazing Art, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful and Southern Aviator Magazine have featured my work. My weaving “Appalachian Sunset” appeared in film “28 Hours.”

Originally, a mountain family endeavor, my mother and youngest daughter Erin assisted me early on. My mother, a great inspiration and help to me, has since passed away and Erin is now a designer in New York.