Tuesday, February 9, 2021

February News

Minna Rothman's tapestry "Wind Doesn't Know for Borders," is included in two exhibitions:

EXCELLENCE in FIBERS VI, presented virtually by Fiber Art Network, at New Bedford Art Museum. Dec 1, 2020 - March 28, 2021. 

VARIATIONS: presented by Marblehead Arts Association, The Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper st, Marblehead, MA 01945  In person, January 30 - March 14, 2021. 

This same tapestry has received an Excellence Award in the forthcoming show, "Symbiosis and Coexistence." From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale XI, Beijing, China. This year the exhibit is virtual, so instead of traveling all the way to China, we can see it right here

Another tapestry by Minna Rothman," Migration 2015: Integration, is also included, as are tapestries by other TWiNE members. 


Sunday, August 4, 2019


💜Don't forget about Tapestry: the new wave, August 6 - 31, 2019 (reception August 9), in Edgecomb, ME. Click here or scroll down to previous blog post.💜

In addition we have 3 other exhibits to announce, so keep scrolling! In chronological order:

(Note: you can click on any image to see it bigger)

TWiNE members Lorilla Banbury and Barbara Bendix are included in "THREADS," a weaving exhibit at the Jaquith Library in Marshfield, VT.  Through Sept 5.  Open during library hours .

Tamar Shadur's tapestries are included in Expressions in Fiber: Three Voices, at Forbes Library, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA. August 2 - 30. Opening reception: August 7. 

Last but by no means least, is a tapestry exhibit including works by TWiNE and TWW (Tapestry Weavers West) artists. There will be an east coast venue and an west coast venue for this collaboration.

IMPACT: climate change opens September 8th (reception September 15) at the Belmont Gallery of Art, in Belmont MA, and then travels to the Mills Building in San Francisco, CA. (Note: the images look a bit blurred but if you click on them they will appear in higher resolution)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tapestry: the new wave

An invitational exhibition curated by Priscilla May Alden and Barbara Burns. Featuring 30+ tapestries by New England's top weavers.

Down East Gallery, 146 Boothbay Rd, Edgecomb, Maine.  August 6-31, 2019.
Opening reception Friday, August 9, 5-7 pm

You can preview the tapestries at the gallery's BLOG

Monday, February 25, 2019

Introducing TWiNE members

Hello TWiNE blog readers!

As I was updating our list of blog links, I thought why not feature some of them right here?

I just added a link to Minna Rothman's website, so go take a look at it now. Here is a preview:

This tapestry "We Are All Like a Thread," was included in the recent exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum:

Context: Language, Media, and Meaning from the Surface Design Association

Click here to visit her website, learn more about her tapestries and enjoy the photo gallery.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tapestry in New England and Beyond

Sara Warren - Season's Pathway III

Until October 31, 2018 you can see a wonderful tapestry exhibit at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, (Cape Cod) Massachusetts. 

This elegant mansion is the venue for Tapestry in New England and Beyond, an exhibit featuring many TWiNE members, and many of our friends from New England and beyond.

Highfield Hall and Gardens, a stick-style Queen Anne building, was built by the Beebe family of Boston in 1878, as a summer mansion. 

After the last family member died in 1932, the building was used by many groups for many purposes, but eventually was abandoned.
Martha May

In 1994, after 20 years of neglect, the building was on the verge on demolition when a group of citizens formed Historic Highfield, a non-profit organization to save the mansion. 

It was 2007 before the restoration was complete. 

Barbara Heller - detail

The opening reception was on September 9th, and there was a great turnout of artists and members of the vibrant local arts community. You can see a list of artists, with images of their work here.

Three tapestries by Suzanne Paquette who came all the way from Quebec for the reception!

Beth Minear and Suzanne Paquette

Monday, October 16, 2017

October Happenings

Cilla Alden's new tapestry, "Spirit Woman" (26 x 18") was selected for the statewide ART in ME 2017 exhibit, hosted by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Oct 14 - Nov 12. 

The juror was Chris Crossman, former director of the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME. 

The tapestry is woven on a wool warp with silk yarns, is full of slits, and hangs out from the wall on a curved brass hanger.

Barbara Burns will be teaching 3 tapestry classes in the area:

Port Fiber in Portland, ME, Nov. 11-12, 2017
Halcyon Yarn in Bath, ME Jan. 26-28, 2018  
Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls, MA. June 6-8, 2018

Check her blog for details.

Barbara has also produced some fascinating short videos about her newest tapestry project, "The Little Devil Corset."  

You can watch the videos by clicking here and here.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

TWiNE March News

Loominations - 

TWiNE 2017 

will run from February 3 through April 8, 2017 at Emporium Framing and Gallery in South Berwick, Maine. 

This TWiNE exhibit features 34 tapestries by 12 tapestry artists: 

Lou Abbott, Priscilla May AldenJanet AustinBarbara Burns, Ann LeRoyer, Beth, Minear, Minna Rothman, Linda Rhynard, Sue PrettyTamar ShadurMicala Sidore, Betsy Wing.  

(NOTE: click on an image to see it bigger) 

CONGRATULATIONS to Minna Rothman and Barbara Burns for having their tapestries accepted into Heallreaf 2, which will show at 2 UK venues in April and June 2017. 

Minna Rothman

Innocence Lost

Barbara Burns - Pas de Deux