BTG-ATA Weavers Applaud Contributions

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Thoma Ewen - Little Rainbow With Butterflies
Thoma Ewen – Little Rainbow With Butterflies
 
Thoma Ewen, Canada

After shut-downs and self isolation began, I noticed that children’s drawings of rainbows seemed to be sending out a message of hope to the community. The BTG’s suggestion, “we all do a small weaving and link them up so they went around the world holding it safe” inspired Little Rainbow With Butterflies.

 
Jenny Sandford - Gratitude
 
Jenny Sandford, Cumbria, UK

Jenny Sandford – Gratitude

 
Linda Shenk - The Calm Before the Storm
 
Linda Shenk, U.S.A.

Title: “The Calm Before the Storm”

Dedicated to the Angels on the front lines bringing calm during the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Linda Shenk – The Calm Before the Storm

 
Weaving from Home - Rainbows
Weaving from Home – Rainbows
 
Weaving from Home: Rainbows
Dovecot Studio – Edinburgh, UK

As we continue to see rainbows in windows, on pavements, and on social media we wanted to share a step-by-step guide on how to weave your own rainbow.

Get the guide to Weaving from Home: Rainbows on the Dovecot website.

 
Rita Corbett - Lockdown Weaving
 
Rita Corbett, Dumfries, SW Scotland

I don’t use social media so I am attaching my lockdown tapestry piece for you to put it in the right place for me.
Thanks,
Rita

Rita Corbett – Lockdown Weaving

 
Patricia Armour - Peace DovePatricia Armour
– Peace Dove
 
Trish Armour, New Zealand

My tapestry is of a dove flying over the ocean to spread peace throughout the world. A world under lockdown because of the unseen enemy – COVID-19. The virus has destroyed so many lives and nothing will ever be the same for so many people. I wish peace to those who have lost their love ones, lost their jobs, and to the medical teams who have a very stressful time trying to save lives.

 
Aruna Reddy - Rainbow Panes
 
Aruna Reddy, UK

My last Rainbow weaving

Aruna Reddy – Rainbow Panes

 
Eleonora Budden - Stories upon StoreysEleonora Budden
– Stories upon Storeys
 
Eleonora Budden, London, UK

Working on the cartoon for a new tapestry related to staying at home, I was drawing a house with a person in the window. I suddenly remembered this tapestry I made in 2016 and thought it was an appropriate image to express the staying at homeness of the moment.

I called it “Stories upon Storeys” because, as I wove it, I was telling myself stories about the characters. Like the cat is about to pounce on the roast chicken on the table by the open window and the lady upstairs is shouting “Oh no, you don’t!”

Cotton warp, mainly wool weft with some cottons and a little cling film (in the foremost window).
47 x 58 cm

 
Włodzimierz Cygan - Interactions
 
Włodzimierz Cygan, Poland. “Interactions”

Włodzimierz Cygan – Interactions

 
Eleonora Budden : Behold the Rainbow
 
Eleonora Budden, London
Sending good wishes to tapestry weavers across the world from the British Tapestry Group
The Rainbow: sunshine to come after the rain

Eleonora Budden – Behold the Rainbow

 
Eleonora Budden : Behold the Hand
 
Eleonora Budden, London
The Hand: it is extended in friendship

Eleonora Budden – Behold the Hand

A friend pointed out that I had not included my own contributions here, so now I have. Thank you!

 
Jean Corder Clarke - I thank you for keeping me safe during these uncertain timesJean Corder Clarke –
I thank you for keeping me safe during these uncertain times
 
Jean Corder Clarke, Ireland

I felt that it was not quite what you wanted but was prompted to send it as it reminded me of people in isolation staring out of their windows.
I originally named the weaving ‘Esmerelda’ and must admit am not creative in naming my tapestries!
Should you accept this tapestry and I certainly would not be upset if you did not, perhaps the title could be ‘I thank you for keeping me safe during these uncertain times’.

 
Claudia Wieland-Randall - Weaving in the Time of Covid Chaos(detail)
 
Claudia Wieland-Randall, USA

Churro wools (natural dye: cochineal and over-dyed indigo) and hand-spun wool
Wedge weave technique

Claudia Wieland-Randall – Weaving in the Time of Covid Chaos

 
Aruna Reddy - Rainbow Drops
 
Aruna Reddy

London

Rainbow Drops: another rainbow weaving for the weaving applaud

Aruna Reddy – Rainbow Drops

 
Elizabeth Vezeau - Hearts Made of Gold
 
Elizabeth Vezeau
Wells, Maine USA
“Hearts Made of Gold”

For all the health workers who are putting their own lives at risk.

Elizabeth Vezeau – Hearts Made of Gold

 
Martha Christian - We all are connected
Martha Christian –
We all are connected
 
Martha Christian,
Nashville TN USA, “We all are connected”

The tapestry is 10″H and 9″W and uses a cotton warp set at 12″e.p.i. The weft is single strand Persian wool.
The foreground shape in the tapestry is the Weaver’s Knot. Because that knot is such a strong connector, I think it is a good symbol to represent the universal link now being recognized through the pandemic.

 
Bobbi Chamberlain - Palouse Sunset, detail
 
Bobbi Chamberlain, USA

Bobbi Chamberlain – Palouse Sunset, detail

 
Christine Rivers - Osiem – Thank you for the Earth
Christine Rivers – Osiem – Thank you for the Earth
 
Christine Rivers, Canada
I wove it a few years ago, but the theme of giving thanks is what it is about. Thank you for initiating this thank you from around the world.
“Osiem – Thank you for the Earth” is a tapestry of giving thanks for the wonderful Earth we live on. In the border, the black triangles represent the mountains, the green triangles represent the trees, and the blue wave represents the water. The hands are held up in thanks. In Squamish Nation tradition, the hands are held up to say a big thank you. Osiem means thank you from all my relations, ancestors and relatives.
 
Debbie Ellis - Hand Across the Land
 
Debbie Ellis, Oregon, USA

Debbie Ellis – Hand Across the Land

 
Ila McCallum - Hope
 
Ila McCallum, from Woodburn, Oregon, USA

Those on the front lines of the pandemic provide Hope for all of the rest of
us. Thank you.

Ila McCallum – Hope

 
Lyn Dunachie - Angel
 
Lyn Dunachie, Scotland, UK

Hello, I’m afraid I don’t use social media so hope it is ok to send this to you. Title could just be Angel.

Best wishes,

Lyn Dunachie – Angel

 
M_Buczek-Śledzińska_dwie stronice ksiąg
Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska – Two pages of the books
 
Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska, POLAND (Polska)

” Two pages of the books ”: artist own technique + technique gobelin, made of wool, poliamid, linen yarn, 220 x 273 x 15 cm.

„Dwie stronice ksiąg”, 2008 r., technika własna + technika gobelinowa, wełna, Stilon, len, 220 x 273 x 15 cm.

Hashtagi:
#btgatatapestryweaversapplaud
#tapestryweaving

 
Robert Wieczorek - Fidem, Spem, Caritatem
 
Robert Wieczorek (Polska)

tytuł pracy: Tryptyk ” Fidem, Spem, Caritatem” wym. 1.94×210 2. (juta) tech. mieszane rok 2019
Pozdrawiam

Robert Wieczorek – Fidem, Spem, Caritatem

 
Aruna Reddy - Catching Rainbows
Aruna Reddy – Catching Rainbows
 
Aruna Reddy, UK
This is my rainbow weaving for the weaving applaud
 
Christine Paine - Black House Sunset 2
Christine Paine – Black House Sunset 2
 
Christine Paine, UK
I had just completed a tapestry for a friend’s birthday so my tapestry, “Black House Sunset 2” is hot off the press.
 
Cynthia Martinez - Blooming Appreciation
Cynthia Martinez – Blooming Appreciation
 
Cynthia Martinez
USA
Blooming Appreciation

 
Deborah Corsini - Somewhere
Deborah Corsini – Somewhere
 
Deborah Corsini, USA
“Somewhere”
Hi BTG – Here is my contribution to the BTG/ATA weavers applaud. Sorry but I don’t do social media. But I appreciate that you will post this for me.
Many thanks. Stay well.
Deborah
 
Jill Fitzell - Giving light to our world
Jill Fitzell – Giving light to our world
 
I appreciate the idea – with best wishes from Jill

Name: Jill Fitzell

Country: Canada

Title: Giving light to our world

 
Monica M. Murphy - Love
Monica M. Murphy – Love
 
“Love” by Monica M. Murphy, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 4”x4” 10cm x 10cm

Thanks to the British Tapestry Group for doing this!

I am a member of American Tapestry Alliance, and Canadian Tapestry Network.

 
Thais Donald - Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
Thais Donald – Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
 
Thais Donald, Canada
A couple of years ago, my husband and I went on a ride on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey. When the idea to weave a small tapestry to thank those workers who are keeping us safe and sane, I thought that a hot air balloon perfectly exemplifies the feeling of happiness and lightness I wanted to convey. Thus, I dug out my photos of the trip, did a cartoon using one of them, and the small tapestry was conceived and woven. It measures 5 ¼ by 5 ¾ inches on a cotton warp and wool weft.
Best wishes for a successful show.
Warm regards, Thais
Thais Donald
Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
 
Donna Millen - Work With Love
Donna Millen – Work With Love
 
Donna Millen sent this photo from Denman Island B.C. CANADA

The title is “ Work With Love “

Thank you for all you do.

 
Mary Flad - Vineyard
Mary Flad – Vineyard
 
The attached tapestry, “Vineyard,” is from Mary Flad in New York State, USA.

Best wishes from across the pond!

 
Cecilia Blomberg - Hand to Hand
Cecilia Blomberg – Hand to Hand
 
Cecilia Blomberg

United States

Hand to Hand

 
Susan Hart Henegar - Ride in Holy Ghost (detail)
Susan Hart Henegar – Ride in Holy Ghost (detail)
 
Susan Hart Henegar in USA
 
Sue Doyle - Woven Carp
Sue Doyle – Woven Carp
 
Sue Doyle, Scotland:
I have attached my tapestry of a Carp (based on a Japanese kite), as requested in your email regarding the BTG Applauds. Please post it for me.
 
Christine Paine - Gaia Dance Blue
Christine Paine – Gaia Dance Blue
 
Christine Paine, UK, Gaia Dance Blue

Many thanks & great initiative

 
Michael Crompton - Triumph of light over Darkness
Michael Crompton – Triumph of light over Darkness
 
Please find as an attachment my contribution to the “BTG Applauds” initiative. I do not subscribe to any social media and would be grateful if you could add this to the BTG’s contribution.

The tapestry is entitled “Triumph of Light over Darkness. Woven by Michael Crompton living and working in England.

It is particularly appropriate that we see the light even in the darkest of days as we are experiencing at the moment. This will give us all hope that things will get better. I applaud the sentiment, we need to come together at this time.

Take care and stay safe.

 
LivPedersen-Four Strong Winds
Liv Pedersen
Four Strong Winds
 
Liv Pedersen from Canada sends FOUR STRONG WINDS, inspired by Ian Tyson’s 1961 song. It is about distance and hope.

 
Ilana Bar-David - Earth and Fire
Ilana Bar-David
Earth and Fire
 
Ilana Bar-David, USA: I am not hooked up to social media but would be happy to have this shared. I am not Navajo but did study Navajo style weaving on the Navajo reservation many years ago..
Title: Earth and Fire
Size (26″H x 21 1/8″W x 1/8″D)
Materials: vegetable-dyed and aniline-dyed churro wool
Year Completed: 2015
 
ChristineSawyer-Love Donor detail
Christine Sawyer
Love Donor (detail)
 
ChristineSawyer-Hearts and FlowersChristine Sawyer, England: I hope you and your family are keeping well in these truly troubling times. What a great idea, and here is my contribution. I have two images, both rather old works, I’m afraid, but if I am only allowed one, please choose the most appropriate.

Christine sawyer – Hearts and Flowers

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