Tapestry Workshop with Tommye Scanlin

Saturday-Monday, February 6-8, 2016

Totally inspirational workshop with Tommye, tapestry artist, teacher and mentor par excellence. Tommye demonstrated tapestry technique and showed her tapestries, samples, and artwork while giving positive feedback and constructive suggestions to each student. Two of my favorite pieces were Tommye’s 2015 tapestry diary and her Fiddleheads tapestry.

tapestry weekly diary

Tommye’s 2015 Tapestry Diary

The 2015 tapestry diary is made up of a small woven tapestry for each week of the year. Awesome does not come close to describing it! She uses her watercolors sketches, drawings and photos as references for her tapestries.

fern fronds tapestry

Fiddlehead Tapestry

The Fiddlehead Tapestry compels attention from a distance; the luscious colors glow around the central fiddlehead and closer inspection reveals intense blending and shading that is clean and distinct.

What a great experience, to have the good fortune to work beside so many fellow students who  also love fiber and textile arts!

weft ikat wovens

Mary Kircher ‘s studio with weft face ikat

Working and helping in class, was Mary Kircher  who has a studio at artspace and hand dyes and weaves magnificent color saturated weft faced ikats