Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rebecca Mezoff's helpful guide to warping LeClerc Gobelin style loom

Rebecca Mezoff has kindly given me permission to link to a recent blog posting about her process of warping her LeClerc Gobelin style loom.  I've added the link to the side bar listing of links so it may be easily found in the future.

Here it is at

THANKS for sharing, Rebecca!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tapestry Exhibit, NW x SE, --last chance to see it!

There is an exhibit at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History that's is a joint effort of TAPS (Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound) and TWS (Tapestry Weavers South) called NW x SE.  It will be ending on February 12, then will be traveling later in the year to the Northwest Coast Puget Sound area for exhibition there.

This exhibit has been several years in the planning.  Mary Lane, from the TAPS group, and Linda Weghorst, from TWS, have worked hard to inspire the group of people who've contributed tapestries for the exhibit.  Genie Greenlaw found the exhibit venue here in the Southeast and has been doing tapestry demos during the run of the show.

There are about 40 small tapestries included, many with themes representing the area of the country of the maker, or in such a way as to combine ideas of both the Northwest and the Southeastern United States.  Our only restriction, however, was that the tapestries would be contained within a 12" square mounting format.

There are images of the exhibition on the Tapestry Weavers South Facebook page.  If you "do" Facebook, take a look for that!  If you're able to get to the museum before the closing on the 12th, do that, too!  By the way, the museum is closed today (Good Friday), open tomorrow (Saturday), closed Sunday and Monday.  So... really only Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week left while the tapestries are here in the Southeast.