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How does one look at a publicly hung artwork that has no name, title or artist’s statement? This makes us passive viewers. Artworks are labelled for our benefit encouraging us first to peer intently at what’s written on the card beside the work we should be focusing on. The name of the artist gives us a starting point — Monet, a name we know, ‘Waterlillies’, tick, we look and move on like twitchers ticking off a list of must-see birds. But what if there are no titles or names? How should we react?  ..read more
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Tapestry weaving - a collaborative activity?
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11M ago
Image: Members of the Scottish Regional Group at a meeting in August 2023 ..read more
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Definitions of woven tapestry
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2y ago
What is a woven tapestry? The BTG has a clear definition and yet it exhibits textiles that do not conform to it. Should the definition be changed or should there be greater strictness about what is accept as woven tapestry ..read more
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Tapestry in its own words: what is the native language of tapestry and how can we best design for it?
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2y ago
Joan Baxter reflects on her journey from studio tapestry weaver to artist weaver as she searched for what 'tapestry in its own words' might mean.  ..read more
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Making Links through Tapestry: is there an ongoing role for online networks?
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2y ago
Anna and Irene, from Nearly Wild Weaving, recount how, through necessity, the past year has allowed us to develop innovative ways of keeping in touch with our creativity. They ask if this is a passing phase or if there is a critical, ongoing role, for continuing virtual connectivity within the tapestry weaving community ..read more
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Moving On
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2y ago
Matty Smith writes on the challenges surrounding a tapestry artist relocating and downsizing ..read more
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Width x Height or Height x Width?
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2y ago
Which way do you measure your work - width by height or height by width - and does it matter anyway ..read more
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How to price tapestries for sale?
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2y ago
How do you determine the financial value of a unique, hand-woven tapestry, without, on the one hand, pricing it out of reach or, on the other, devaluing it in order to get a sale ..read more
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