Life Lines Table Runner 6 by Regina Vorgang, 11″ x 26″, hand-dyed Churro wool

To celebrate our wonderful Churro Club Members and all they have done to support the Churro sheep, we are having our second annual Churro Club Exhibition!

This is one of many beautiful pieces that our Churro Club Members are sending in from all over the country!

The show will hang October 4th-11th, with an artists’ reception on October 7th, 4pm-7pm (Wool Festival weekend). And, for those of you who can’t make it, the entire show will be up on our website too!

You can click here to see some of the beautiful pieces that our Members submitted last year!

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Blue Rio Grande by Margaret Hermann, 33″ x 54″, hand-spun, naturally dyed Churro wool

Hi!

As I am sure you noticed, the Daily Dose has been a bit sporadic this year due to the many projects we have going on. But, we are back on task and have a lineup of some wonderful Doses for you!

To start is this beauty by Margaret Hermann!

A few days ago, Margaret met me at the shop so I could take a look at a series of tapestries she has been working on for several years now. All of them are hand-spun, naturally dyed Churro wool and absolutely stunning!

Long story short, she is about to pull the last one off the loom and we have decided to give her a one-woman show at Weaving Southwest!

We want to bring her on as one of our tapestry artists, but feel this show deserves a special celebration!

So, from September 21st – October 3rd, the walls of our shop will be covered in these beautiful, large, hand-spun, naturally dyed tapestries!

On September 21st, from 5PM-7PM, we are having a reception to celebrate Margaret and her accomplishment (this series has been many years in the making)!

If you happen to be around, we would love for you to join us! And, if you can’t, not to worry… the entire show will be up on our website too!

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa


Seascape III by Priscilla Alden 12″x16″, hand-dyed wool

This tapestry is part of our exploration of weaving in series. Click here, here, here and here to see more of Priscilla’s weavings. This is the third in this series. Click here to see the first and here for the second.

“Seascapes are abstract views of sunsets and the relationship of the views above and below the horizon. They contain many symbols about the power and infinity of the sea.” – Priscilla

Check out Priscilla’s website to see more of her beautiful work:
http://www.priscillamayalden.com


Seascape II by Priscilla Alden 12″x16″, hand-dyed wool

This tapestry is part of our exploration of weaving in series. Click here, herehere and here to see more of Priscilla’s weavings. This is the second in this series. To see the first click here.

“Seascapes are abstract views of sunsets and the relationship of the views above and below the horizon. They contain many symbols about the power and infinity of the sea.” – Priscilla

Check out Priscilla’s website to see more of her beautiful work:
http://www.priscillamayalden.com


Highlights by Rachel Brown, 59″ x 43.5″, hand-dyed wool, 1992

This Dose is part of our exploration of series. You can click here, here, here and here to see more from this exploration.

After Banded Crosses came Highlights. You can see that they are a similar design, but with extremely different colorways and many different design elements. You can also see that both were inspired by Interrupted Symmetry.

Enjoy!


Banded Cross by Rachel Brown, 52″ x 44.5″, hand-dyed wool, 1991

This Dose is part of our exploration of series. You can click here, here, here and here to see more from this exploration.

After weaving Interrupted Symmetry, Rachel started playing around with “interrupting” tapestries with plain weave (stripes).

I remember my grandma always telling me about how she would be weaving a piece and during the process she would end up with a stack of potential design ideas. Every weaving/design would evolve on the loom and bits of each would inspire her next pieces. If you look at her work in sequence (by year) you can see this. One element from said piece would become the main design element of a following piece and so on, showing that “series” come in lots of shapes and forms.

This piece was woven the same year as Interrupted Symmetry, the first in this “series”.


Interrupted Symmetry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool, 76.5″x41″, 1991

“For this weaving, I started out with a geometric form design and planned to do the whole weaving in a symmetrical way, where the top half was the same as the bottom half. But I got a little past one-third of the weaving and realized it was going to be too busy, so I decided to interrupt the design with horizontals. This was the first of my weavings were I interrupted the design with horizontals.” -Rachel Brown

This Dose is part of our exploration of series. You can click here, here, here  and here to see more from this exploration.