Thank you for following and making American Tapestry Alliance's Tapestry Unlimited Blog Tour so much fun. I had a blast hosting it and organizing it. All your comments and feedback have been incredibly encouraging, and it looks like we won't get away with not doing something like this again at American Tapestry Alliance. We were so thrilled to see that so many of you put some of these techniques into practice already! I even had two people show up to my monthly knitting group with PVC looms ready to learn the basics. Happy Janna.
Here are all the links to the tour stops. They will be here for you to access as long as the respective blog exists, so if you weren't able to follow along enjoy.
Stop 1: Vancouver Yarn: The basics: warping up and weaving open-shed style
Stop 2: Rebecca Mezoff: Using irregular hatching to blend color
Stop 3: Terry Olson: Weaving slits to create vertical lines
Stop 4: Mirrix Looms: Weaving shapes: Triangles, Squares and Circles
Stop 5: Elizabeth Buckley: Using multiple wefts to blend color
Stop 6: Sarah Swett: The value of Tapestry
Extra links from our bloggers
Janna Maria Vallee
This blog tour is in celebration of ATA's annual unjuried exhibition which I am chairing this year. Tapestry Unlimited; 11th International, Unjuried Small Format exhibition is open to all weavers. We are expecting upwards of 250 participants who will show their work at the Milwaukee Public Library this upcoming summer.
Tapestry Unlimited hangs at the Milwaukee Public Library from July 26 – August 11, 2016 with a reception from 12-2 on August 5th.
American Tapestry Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides programming for tapestry weavers around the world, including exhibitions (like Tapestry Unlimited), both juried and unjuried, in museums, art centers and online, along with exhibition catalogues. They offer workshops, lectures, one-on-one mentoring and online educational articles as well as awards, including scholarships, membership grants, an international student award, and the Award of Excellence. They also put out a quarterly newsletter, monthly eNews & eKudos and CODA, an annual digest. Members benefit from personalized artists pages on the ATA website, online exhibitions, educational articles, access to scholarships and more.
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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.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as Community Highlights.
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