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Guild Meeting May 10, 2017

Rebecca Mezoff
Colorado Springs, CO
www.rebeccamezoff.com

"The Tapestry Butterfly"

 

 

Rebecca grew up in New Mexico surrounded by family members who shared their love of weaving, drawing, art and adventure. Today her work is drawn from the colors, open skies and symbols of the Southwest. She was fascinated with doubleweave, but discovered that tapestry would allow her better expression. She studied in in New Mexico and apprenticed with James Koehler.

From her studio in Colorado, Rebecca creates contemporary tapestry pieces. She hand-dyes all her yarns to get the color gradations she desires and weaves most of her tapestries on her grandfather's Harrisville rug loom. Her work is in various public and private collections as well as her on her website gallery. She teaches in her studio, online and throughout the U.S.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Guild Workshop May 10 -12, 2017
Rebecca Mezoff
Colorado Springs, CO
www.rebeccamezoff.com

"The Tapestry Butterfly"

 

 

The southwestern United States is a place rich in culture, landscape, and weaving traditions. In this class we will explore questions about the influence of traditional southwestern weaving on contemporary tapestry practice and how symbols are important in Native and Hispanic weaving practice over the last centuries and today. Most importantly, we will consider how we can use symbols from our own experience to inform our design process and investigate the essential pieces of ourselves that lead us to art making. We will use symbol as a design tool, create several tapestry cartoons, and weave either a small tapestry or a study for a larger work. 

 

 

 

Evening Meeting May 15, 2017

"Portable Projects"

In preparation for the summer months, members will be looking at projects that move wherever you go.

NOTE: Meeting is held 7-9 pm at the Weaving & Fiber Arts Center.