Despues Oaxaca, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool, 39.5″ x 39.5″, 2000

Despues Oaxaca, original handwoven tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool, 39.5″ x 39.5″, 2000

Notes on this piece…

“This weaving was done after I made a trip to Oaxaca with two weaver friends of mine. On that trip, we saw weavings by a certain artist. He had a special technique for doing curves, even vertical curves, which is very hard for a weaver to do without having all these stepping-stones. Using his techniques I made smooth, round curves and a design similar to one of his designs.” – Rachel Brown

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Ciao,
Teresa


Mirage, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed, 43″ x 45″, 1998

Mirage, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed, 43″ x 45″, 1998

Notes on this piece…

My good friend Connie Taylor raises Churro sheep and has, in her collection of livestock, many different natural colors of the sheep. I chose all her different natural color fleeces and put them together in a simple way of squares and diagonals.” – Rachel Brown

My Grandma, Rachel, had this tapestry on the loom when I went away to college. She was always trying to get me to weave with more neutral colors, as my pallet at the time, consisted mainly of red, oranges, blues and the like. I remember thinking there was no way this neutral piece of hers was going to turn out well.

Many years later, we had a retrospective of her work at Weaving Southwest. Connie Taylor was kind enough to loan us Mirage. This was the first time I had seen this piece complete. We hung all my Grandma’s tapestries on the walls of the gallery for the opening. Each was beautiful in its own way, but Mirage was by far my favorite. Between the subtle color changes and the simplicity of the design, I was finally inspired to incorporate more neutrals into my color palette. (Thank you, Gram!)

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Ciao,
Teresa


July by Donna Hilton, 10" x 21"

July by Donna Hilton, 10″ x 21″, Churro wool, cotton warp, 2016

Notes on this piece…

Donna is a member of The Churro Club! This beautiful little tapestry was part of our 2016 Churro Club Exhibition!

This was woven with July’s Churro Club colors

Woven on a Mirrix Loom

“Just started tapestry weaving in May. I am a traditional weaver and recently enamored with Saori weaving. My tapestry just happened. Also, I try to use new techniques in every piece- hatching was the focus.” -Donna

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Ciao,
Teresa
 


Solola, Handwoven Tapestry by Rachel Brown

Solola, original handwoven tapestry by Rachel Brown

Notes on this piece…

This is a Manta with a black and white checkered background and brilliant colored diagonals in the middle. When I was in Guatemala, there was a town called Solola where the men actually spin their yarn and weave their loincloths. The brilliant colors in the center signify the Guatemalan love of colors.” -Rachel Brown

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Ciao,
Teresa


Holiday by Billie Rawlings, 2” x 70.5”

Holiday by Billie Rawlings, 2” x 70.5”, wool, alpaca, acrylic, 2016

Notes on this piece…

Billie is a member of The Churro Club! This inkle band was part of our 2016 Churro Club Exhibition!

Materials: Over 90% Churro wool, 10% or less alpaca and/or acrylic

Hand woven on a C.R. Best Looms Inkle Loom.

“Patterns are inspired by Nordic, Celtic and other nationalities’ weavings and history. I weave with a C.R. Best Looms inkle loom.” -Billie

All ribbons/bands, as well as the looms, are for sale on Etsy!

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Ciao,

Teresa

 


West by Northwest, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool 1996, 61″ x 44″

West by Northwest, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool 1996, 61″ x 44″

Notes on this piece…

This was another tapestry that was a derivative of the Hidden Symmetry tapestries and their forms. The curved forms that I came up with reminded me of Northwest coast Indian designs, which I realized are forms that are similar to natural scenes in the environment. There are some smooth rounded curves, which is the way the snow forms in the arctic.” -Rachel Brown

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Ciao,
Teresa


Random Thoughts by Sue Cedarholm, 14" x 30"

Random Thoughts by Sue Cedarholm, 14″ x 30″, Churro medium weight yarn, cotton warp, 2016

Notes on this piece…

Sue is a member of The Churro Club… This is the weaving she submitted for our 2016 Churro Club Exhibition! (You can click that link to see this and some of the other beautiful pieces submitted to the show.)

“This was woven from the first month’s Churro Yarn Club. I hadn’t used churro before and immediately fell in love. I did not pre-design this piece I just let it flow, I think it works.” -Sue

You can visit Sue’s website here: www.inspiredwilddesigns.com.

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Ciao,

Teresa