Sunday, April 9, 2023

Over Under and Through the Warp

TWiNE presents: 

Over, Under and Through the Warp: the Art of Tapestry Weaving, at Leverett Crafts and Arts, Barnes Gallery, Leverett, Massachusetts. 13 Montague Rd, Leverett, MA. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 PM until April 30.

Martha May - Sauropodees

Maria Robinson - Against All Odds

Featuring 60 recent works by established tapestry weavers and newcomers, the show emphasizes the versatility and adaptability of the age-old medium for a modern audience. 

Brenda Osborn - 
Blown Off Course

"When we tell people we are tapestry weavers the first image that comes to mind is a medieval wall covering with unicorns, hanging in a castle," said Martha May.

"Our goal is to dispel this thinking and treat the viewer to a contemporary body of work using the same techniques used by weavers of the past." 

Leslie Black - Wildflowers

Friday, January 7, 2022

Exploring the World of Fibers at Lexarts

Celebrating the recent transformation of the LexArt Weavers Guild into the Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is hosting a juried exhibition of New England fiber artists. 

Exploring the World of Fibers, January 8 - 30, 2022. 

Opening reception January 9, 2-4 pm 

with a lecture by Julia Mitchell. 

Hours: Tuesday- Friday 11-5, Saturday & Sunday 10-5. 

Closed Mondays.  

Three members of Tapestry Weavers in New England were selected for the exhibition. 


Julia Mitchell, Ames Pond: Winter 

Priscilla Alden, Journey II

Minna Rothman, Deeper Roots

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