Diana Gillispie / Asheville TileworksDiana Gillispie's company, Asheville Tileworks, has produced handmade tile in the Arts and Crafts tradition for thirteen years. Diana creates...
Vickie C. Vipperman
Vickie Vipperman Weaving Studio
My goal as a weaver is to weave what machines cannot… to capture a sense of time and place, color and texture… and to create fabrics with spirit, heart and maybe even a glimpse of magic.
Weaving functional fabrics and contemporary art in my home studio in middle Tennessee I create: * Clothing and accessories to enhance your wardrobe—shawls, scarves, vests, and jackets from silk, cotton, and sometimes metallic threads. * One of a kind wall hangings for your home or business—Colorful, impressionist landscapes, and mixed media quilts with verbal messages.
Dyeing begins with a process related to the ancient art of “ikat.” White yarns are sequenced and stretched on a table, and then designs are carefully dye-painted onto the unwoven yarns. Sometimes two separate designs are woven together to create a single image.
For me weaving is a metaphor for life —a sometimes simple, sometimes complex process combining separate, individual strands into a new and coherent whole… A journey, a process, a creation made colorful and interesting by our diversity, made strong by our interconnectedness. visit my website at www.vvweave.com or www.vickievippermanweavingstudio.com