One of the most rewarding experiences I have in creating is to work with fabrics to create tapestries expressing women of diverse cultures. The tapestries are all created by hand, no machine sewing. The process of creation involves creating a fabric frame and background for the piece. I proceed to create a paper cutout of the design, then I begin the delightful process of finding fabrics, trims, ribbons, etc. that will best portray the image. For me, one of the most enjoyable parts of this creation comes from the slow, repetitive hand stitching that I do as I create the piece. It takes me to a meditative space, filled with expansive peacefulness and quiet contemplation. The process is one that requires continual creating, recreating, and changing materials, until the whole comes together to form a unified piece. I hope enjoy them, Iíve included close up photos of each image for you to see the intricacies of the close up work.

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The Black Goddess
 

 

Whisper of the Horses

     
The Fruit Seller
 

     
Flower Girl
 

 

     
South African Flower Girl
 



     
Sun Dancers
 

 

 

     
Woman with Cherry Blossoms
 

     
The Power of Oness
 

     
     

 


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