Remnants of the Dream by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 28" x 43", wool on cotton seine twine warp, 1996

Remnants of the Dream by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 28″ x 43″, wool on cotton seine twine warp, 1996

Notes on this piece…

“The source of inspiration lies in my fascination with the collective memory that is recorded in stone; with the signature of hands as petroglyphs on cliffs and volcanic rocks here in the Southwest, or as imprints in Paleolythic caves. These are hands which molded earthen pots, built megalithic monuments, constructed Anasazi cliff dwellings, mixed pigment to paint murals on caves deep within the Earth. What remains now are but traces of memory, like the fragments of a dream in the stream of time.” – Elizabeth J. Buckley

Technique: handwoven Aubusson-style (French) tapestry

Sett: 12 epi

Materials: moth-proofed wool weft threads on cotton seine twine warp

Make sure to check out Elizabeth’s website by clicking here. She teaches classes!

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe

PS I just heard a great TED Talk about ancient cave paintings that may give you even more appreciation for Elizabeth’s inspiration. Click here to check it out!


Solar Flare by Robin Reider, original handwoven tapestry, 55" x 40",  naturally dyed wool, 2010

Solar Flare by Robin Reider, original handwoven tapestry, 55″ x 40″,
naturally dyed wool, 2010

Notes on this piece…

“Inspired by Rio Grande geometrics, using my signature ribbon rug stripes of Autumn colors for accents.” – Robin Reider

Robin hand-dyed the wool for this tapestry with madder root, marigold, onion skins, cota, gumweed, chamisa, osage and peach leaves.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


These Venerable Walls by Mary Cost, original handwoven tapestry, 48.5" x 28.75", hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2013

These Venerable Walls by Mary Cost, original handwoven tapestry, 48.5″ x 28.75″, hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2013

Notes on this piece…

“I love the way weather and hard use have left their marks on New Mexico’s ancient adobe walls.” – Mary Cost

Make sure to visit Mary’s website by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


Untitled (Centered Bands #1) by Cornelia Theimer Gardella, original handwoven tapestry, 24" x36", hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2014

Untitled (Centered Bands #1) by Cornelia Theimer Gardella, original handwoven tapestry, 24″ x36″, hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2014

Notes on this piece…

Cornelia was one of the artist featured in Tapestry Through Time.

Make sure to check out her website by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


Weaving the World Light by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 16" x 23", wool and cotton, 1994

Weaving the World Light by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 16″ x 23″, wool and cotton, 1994

Notes on this piece…

Weaving the World Light was inspired by the various creation myths involving spinning and weaving the world into being. This is my version of the Earth’s mystic beginnings.” – Elizabeth J. Buckley

Technique: handwoven Aubusson-style (French) tapestry

Materials: moth-proofed wool, cotton weft threads on seine twine warp

Sett: 12 epi

Photo credit: Nancy Wohlenberg

Make sure to check our Elizabeth’s website by clicking here. She teaches classes!

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


A collaboration between Teresa Loveless and Rachel Brown, original handwoven tapestry, 34" x 96", hand-dyed wool, 2009

A collaboration between Teresa Loveless and Rachel Brown, original handwoven tapestry, 34″ x 96″, hand-dyed wool, 2009

Notes on this piece…

I wove this piece to display at the Jewel Charity Ball in Fort Worth, TX. My grandma, Rachel Brown and I designed it and I did the dyeing of the yarn and the weaving.

This piece now hangs at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig, CO, along with tapestries by Rebecca Mezoff and Karen Benjamin.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


Ascent by Robin Reider, original handwoven tapestry, 41" x 41", naturally dyed wool, 2012

Ascent by Robin Reider, original handwoven tapestry, 41″ x 41″, naturally dyed wool, 2012

Notes on this piece…

“Inspired by the earth and sky.” – Robin Reider

Robin hand-dyed the yarn for this piece using chamisa, indigo, cota, onion skin, madder root and marigold.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


Prairie Study by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 9" x 9",  wool on cotton warp, 2006

Prairie Study by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 9″ x 9″,
wool on cotton warp, 2006

Notes on this piece…

“Growing up near Kansas prairie, I have always been fascinated by the textures of the grasses and their ocean-like waves created by the wind.” – Elizabeth J. Buckley

Technique: handwoven Aubusson-style (French) tapestry

Materials: moth-proofed wool weft threads on cotton seine twine warp

Sett: 12 epi

Make sure to check out Elizabeth’s website by clicking here. She teaches classes, too!

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe


Weather by Mary Cost, original handwoven tapestry, 39" x 16.25", hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2013

Weather by Mary Cost, original handwoven tapestry, 39″ x 16.25″, hand-dyed wool on cotton warp, 2013

Notes on this piece…

“Behind adobe walls, distant sunlight creates a silver halo as rain clouds move in.” – Mary Cost

Make sure to visit Mary’s website by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe