AMERICAN TAPESTRY ALLIANCE (ATA) is a non-profit organization which provides programming, grants, scholarships and opportunities for tapestry weavers around the world. In 2015 I participated in an ATA thinktank whose goal was to research approaches to appealing to new weavers. One of the ideas that grew out of that conversation was a social media tour, and since then I’ve hosted one every two years.
The Tapestry Media Tour runs in anticipation of ATA’s biennial international, unjuried small format exhibition. And well, It’s that time again! Join me and six other weavers on Instagram for American Tapestry Alliance’s 3rd Tapestry Media tour...this year's theme: Weaving Small.
Beginning January 20th join us every day for a week Instagram, as we share our approach to weaving small format tapestries. To increase your chances of winning one of 22 prizes follow all the stops on Instagram at @rebeccamezofftapestry @sarahcswett @bridgetcetera @pattikart @mirrixlooms @kathetoddhooker and @everlea_yarn
Prizes include, 1) one of five mini Hello Looms, 2) Rebecca Mezoff’s online Mini Looms course, 3) a three-month subscription to the online textile school @SchoolOfSweetgeorgia, 4) one of five Hokett Tiny Turned Beaters 5) one of five free entries into @AmericanTapestryAlliance’s Renditions 2020, ATA’s 13th international, unjuried, small format exhibition, and 6) one of five free one-year memberships to American Tapestry Alliance.
Here’s how to enter to win. 1) Follow @americantapestryalliance 2) Beginning January 20th, follow and comment on each stop on the tour for one entry at each of the seven stops.
The Tapestry Media Tour is our way of encouraging you to exhibit with us! Renditions 2020 is ATA’s 13th international, unjuried small format exhibition and is open to all tapestry weavers around the world, new and seasoned. Find more details about entry into Renditions 2020 HERE.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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