Handwoven Rug by David Schuster, 42″ x 72″, hand-dyed wool, linen warp

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

David is one of our artists. We have several pieces of his in our shop.

In this portion of this series, we will be looking at how much color can affect a design. We featured two more rugs from this series of David’s. Click here and here to see them.


Handwoven Rug by David Schuster, 42″ x 72″, hand-dyed wool, linen warp

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

David is one of our artists. We have several pieces of his in our shop.

In this portion of this series, we will be looking at how much color can affect a design. To see the first rug we featured from David’s series, click here.


Handwoven Rug by David Schuster, 42″ x72″, hand-dyed wool, linen warp

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

David is one of our artists. We have several pieces of his in our shop.

In this portion of this series, we will be looking at how much color can affect a design. This is the first rug we are featuring from David’s series.


Journey II by Priscilla Alden 30″x23″, 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 second in this series. Click here to see the first.

“These tapestries are about moving through time, and the zigs and zags along the way. Some are woven using Navajo techniques and all feature color blending and shading. The pieces are influenced by travels to ancient cultures and their art and architectural ruins.” – Priscilla

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


Journey I by Priscilla Alden 30″x23″, 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 first of this series.

“These tapestries are about moving through time, and the zigs and zags along the way. Some are woven using Navajo techniques and all feature color blending and shading. The pieces are influenced by travels to ancient cultures and their art and architectural ruins. – Priscilla

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


Interweave rug by Teresa Loveless, 2012, hand-dyed wool

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

This was my final attempt at recreating my grandma Rachel’s Interweave series. My grandma had just passed. I was pregnant. We had just closed down the “big” shop and we were working from home. But, I had promised these wonderful collectors this rug, so I kept on weaving.

Once again, I had to un-weave that center section at least twice. My belly was so big, I kept bonking my baby (aka my belly). But I finally got it off the loom!

I wish I had better pictures, as it was a beautiful piece! Maybe one day I will get a chance to explore the Interweave series again. 🙂

Ciao,
Teresa

 

 

 


Interweave Cuba by Teresa Loveless (and Rachel Brown), 96″ x 34″, 2009

 

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

Decades after my grandma, Rachel, was exploring her Interweave series (click here, here and here to see this series), I was asked to show at the Jewel Charity Ball in Texas.

It’s a really long story, but my grandma and I collaborated on this piece. Her design, my colors… and I wove it.

This is in no way an easy design. I ripped out about 30 inches of this a couple times, as it just wasn’t lining up. I remember glancing at the clock hours before I had to catch my plane, inches to go and butterflies in hand. I cut it off just in time to catch my plane. I sewed in the ends (as many as I could) on the plane. Pressed it on the hotel floor at 3AM.

This is where the story could go on for a while. But to sum up, it now hangs somewhere in Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig, CO, alongside pieces of Rebecca Mezoff  and Karen Benjamin (one of my all time favorite weavers). I’d love to make it up there again to see this piece (and theirs). They were beauties!

Ciao,
Teresa


Interweave Mauve by Rachel Brown, 45″ x 60″, hand-dyed wool, 1989

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

The last two days, you have seen handspun/handwoven pieces from 1984. Five years later, Rio Grande Weavers Supply/Weaving Southwest was thriving. My Grandma, Rachel, chose to do this weaving, another addition to this Interweave series with mill-spun, hand-dyed yarn. Click here and here to see the beginning of this series.

Ciao,
Teresa


Interweave Shadow by Rachel Brown, 72″ x 26″, handspun natural wool, 1984

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

This and yesterday’s Dose were sold as a set, shortly after Weaving Southwest opened in Taos (early 80’s). They were handspun of natural wool and handwoven (of course). Many have replicated this design (including myself), as it is a fun and challenging design.

Ciao,
Teresa