The Emergence of Contemporary Tapestry: An Overview | American Tapestry Alliance
by Linda Rees, November 10, 2015 Author’s Note: This document is the author’s account of contemporary tapestry’s history. I welcome additional perspectives and encourage others to submit their observations as auxiliary articles. There could be many opinions on several topics. (…)Read the rest of this entry »
Joan Baxter Weaving So who is Joan Baxter? I was born in Edinburgh and went to Edinburgh College of Art in 1972. I discovered tapestry weaving there and gained my Diploma and Post Diploma qualifications in tapestry. Having seen tapestries from Eastern Europe that were completely different from what was being made in Scotland, I decided to try to do some further post-graduate study there. I got a scholarship from the British Council to study at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts for two years...it…
Archie Brennan: builder of a worldwide tapestry community — Rebecca Mezoff
Archie Brennan passed away on October 31, 2019. He was an artist, a teacher, and someone who had a significant impact on the face of tapestry today. Archie began his weaving career at 16 years of age with a seven-year apprenticeship at the Dovecot in Scotland. He was eventually became director of the tapestry workshop and also established the tapestry department at Edinburgh College of Art. Please take some time to get to know a bit about his life, his work, and his thoughts about…
Faig Ahmed's Psychedlic Versions of Traditional Azerbaijani Carpets
Faig Ahmed captured the art world by storm after images of his beautifully distorted traditional Azerbaijani rugs gained worldwide exposure.