Tommye McClure Scanlin / Bittersweet Tapestry StudioI use the slow medium of tapestry weaving because I love the surface of flat woven tapestry, the intensity of...
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I have always admired fashion and art that was off-kilter somehow or “flawed” in a technical sense. I feel an intense aesthetic kinship with the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi and cultivate a Wabi Sabi knitting practice. Instead of forcing a piece, the natural yarns and unique fibers speak and develop almost on their own. My creations are then born with enchanting elements of happenstance in celebration of the tangled, aching beauty of natural flaws and imperfections. This makes the piece a sheer, primitive treasure to wear – subtle, earthy & unpretentious.