15 June: 1. RotW: Update, 2. WOW!, 3. Cordis Tapestry Showcase 2018, 4. Line Dufour’s YouTube, 5. ATA News, 6. Selvedge
1. Rhythm of the Weave: Update
As Rhythm of the Weave work is to be hung in a gallery space which may be unsupervised for some of the time, it is necessary for participant weavers to mount their work in accordance with these guidelines.
NB: The specification for velcro on the back of the tapestries no longer applies.
See the attached doc for a detailed explanation of how to prepare your tapestry: RotW Hanging Requirements (15 June 2018)
The deadline for submission is 30th July and further details will be included in the submission form which will be issued by 1st July.
2. Exhibition: WOW! Warp over Weft
Just a reminder that if you live in, near or will be visiting London next week, this exhibition runs from the opening PV on 21 June from 6 to 9 pm, then daily until 27 June.
Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Road, London W6 0BD
3. Cordis Tapestry Showcase 2018
Call For Entries
Image Credit: Marilyn Eustace
The Tapestry Showcase will return for its fourth year to The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, in the heart of Princes Street Gardens this November. The object of the showcase is to encourage the work of amateur and emerging weavers, and to give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work in a venue of national prestige, within the National Galleries of Scotland’s Princes Street complex, in the heart of Edinburgh.
We are now inviting submissions from aspiring weavers to express their originality and creativity through the medium of weaving. The judging panel; Miranda Harvey (The Cordis Trust), Linda Green (weaver), and Fiona Mathison (weaver), will select works based on the quality and originality of the design, evidence of a creative process, and on the level of weaving skills demonstrated.
Open For Entry: 5 June 2018.
Entry Deadline: 24 October 2018
Selection Notification: 6 November 2018
Artwork Delivery: by 13 November 2018 (by post only)
Private View: Sunday 25 November.
Exhibition Open To Public: 25 November 2018 – Jan 2019 (date tbc)
Collection of unsold work: Jan 2019 (date tbc)
View and Print Guidelines
4. Line Dufour’s You Tube Channel
I wanted to let the members of BTG know that I have launched a YouTube Channel dedicated only to tapestry and tapestry weavers. It will feature videos of interviews, how to, educational and anything related to tapestry and tapestry weaving. People can send me the MP4 files if they are not too large by We Transfer, but they can also share Vimeo links which I can sometimes download from, then upload to the channel. If people already have a YouTube channel, they should let me know. By subscribing to their channel, the link will automatically be shared on the Tapestry channel page. However, they are also still welcome to send videos for uploading more directly.
If you could circulate this by email, as well as include in the newsletter, it would be appreciated.
5. American Tapestry Alliance News
Tapiserije: The Art of Atelje 61, new TEx@ATA online exhibit
The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to announce the latest exhibition in the TEx@ATA online gallery, Tapiserije: The Art of Atelje 61 in Vojvodina, Serbia. Ulrikka Mokdad, a tapestry weaver and art historian from Copenhagen curated the show.
Atelje 61 From Sketch to Tapestry
6. Selvedge News
Read Newsletter no. 24 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no20-176217?e=b4676973e5
Read Newsletter no. 23 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no20-176197?e=b4676973e5
Read Newsletter no. 22 at: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=b4676973e5&u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=69654028fd