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Flying Fish

Rebecca Stevens


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“This tapestry reflects my current interest in high contrast patterns. Black and white (the darkest dark and the lightest light values) make for lively patterns which are enhanced by adding a color of a medium value. My subject matter is fish with stripes and dots. Patterns in nature are for protection (camouflage) or to warn others they are poisonous. My use of pattern is just for fun.”

  • Created in 2016 by artist Rebecca Stevens using wool and cotton warp
  • Approximately 15″long x 15″wide
  • Earliest shipping date will be May 7th, 2018
  • Made in Sarasota, FL

Returning to the Folk Art Center’s main gallery, Tapestry Weavers South is now exhibiting over fifty handcrafted, fiber pieces to the public. The show features 27 weavers, 3 of which are members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild – Tommye Scanlin, Pat Williams and Sandy Adair. Since 2007, the Guild has fostered a close relationship with the organization in support of their mission to cultivate the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands. This is the third show with Tapestry Weavers South (TWS).
A southeastern organization founded in 1996 by 18 weavers, TWS encourages and promotes tapestry among its members, and educates the public about tapestry as an art form. The membership covers a diverse design aesthetic with both abstract and figurative textiles.
Tapestry weaving itself is one of the oldest forms of woven textiles and the principal way of creating a picture through weaving. This differs from the traditional form of weaving that is a weft-faced textile. The natural, strong warp is completely covered by the colored yarn of the weft.
Tapestries of old were created by several weavers working together on the same tapestry, with a separate artist creating the design. Contemporary tapestries, like ones seen in this exhibition, are created entirely by the same person, requiring several skills to accomplish and just as time consuming. These include drawing/computer graphics for designing, to the color skills and choice of yarns, and finally to the technical weaving to create the actual tapestry.


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