This begins a list of tapestry weavers’ websites. I will provide their website URLs plus some images. I will keep posting these until I have exhausted the list.
We begin with:
Sandy Adair’s website: http://www.fibredesignsandyadair.com/ “Fiber Design
Sandy Adair’s Biography
A USF graduate, I apprenticed with Dr. Force at ASU and also received two scholarships to Penland School. Affiliations: Southern Highlands, Piedmont Craftsmen, Handmade In America, and American Tapestry Alliance, I represented the Biltmore House during their “Year of the Tapestry”. Participating in 30 invitational and juried exhibitions, I have received a dozen ribbons and numerous purchase awards.
1000 Textile Images, Fiber Arts Design Book V, Making Amazing Art, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful and Southern Aviator Magazine have featured my work. My weaving “Appalachian Sunset” appeared in film “28 Hours”.
Originally, a mountain family endeavor, my Mother and youngest daughter Erin assisted me early on. My Mother, a great inspiration and help to me, has since passed away and Erin is now a designer in NY.
Hovis View n Waynesville
Jordan’s View in Mt. Gilead
Patricia Armours’ website is: http://www.tapestryartist.co.nz/artist/patrarmo/Artworks/
Patricia Armour’s Biography
Trish is based in Wellington , New Zealand and has been weaving tapestry for over 20 years. She has exhibited in New Zealand and the United States of America . She has worked in collaboration with leading NZ Artists and has work in private collections in the USA, Japan and New Zealand, including a collaborative work being part of the Rutherford Collection, now held at Te Papa (the National Museum), Wellington. Trish has studied tapestry in New Zealand with leading international tapestry weavers and in 1994 attended West Dean College in Chichester , UK (with the assistance of a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grant for overseas study).
Trish’s tapestries convey a sense of space, light and atmosphere to create a haunting mysticism in which the viewer can read poetry into the work or see something emerge that may or may not be there. Her work varies in size from fine miniatures to large murals. The time she spent at West Dean College in the UK , and inspiration from haunting neolithic sites and the great tapestries of Europe . Greek mythology, Celtic legend, her own spirituality and ancient history also have a strong influence in her work.
Peace of the Running