Margaret Crowther(1936-): Tapestry in 3D

 

Margaret F. Crowther - Workshop on 3-D Forms

Margaret F. Crowther – Workshop on 3-D Forms

Margaret Crowther(1936-), is a British textile artist who creates 3D tapestries by hand, many without a loom.  She knots and twists and builds up textures.  I am smitten with her use of orange, and color gradations, and the three dimensional levels.

Margaret Crowther, SOLSTICE, 110 x 150 x 12 cm, sisal, synthetic

©Margaret Crowther, SOLSTICE, 110 x 150 x 12 cm, sisal, synthetic

Margaret Crowther creates custom work for homes, and Sinead Lawler describes the process of commissioning a piece, conversations about colors and textures.  The artist created a special box (or as the author put it a “bespoke box”) for carrying it to the client’s home.

A Blue Sky Swirl by Margaret Almon

A Blue Sky Swirl by Margaret Almon, glass on slate, 7 inches.

I love to use levels in my own work, and the way they catch the light, and create a terrain.

Happy Canada Day with a Favorite Canadian Author: Jane Rule

Books by Jane Rule, Canadian Author.

Books by Jane Rule, Canadian Author.

Interview with Jane Rule from Wellesley Centers for Women

Pollinators and Portulaca

Pollinators and Portulaca in the Garden of Nutmeg Designs.

Pollinators and Portulaca in the Garden of Nutmeg Designs. Mosaic Gazing Ball by Margaret Almon. Photo by Wayne Stratz.

 

Sally Nixon: Illustrator Starting the Week with Margaret Monday

Around the Square by Margaret Almon

Yoga with Margaret. #findwhatfeelsgood #illustration #drawing #yoga #pen #penandink #penonpaper #blackandwhite #yogawithadriene #margaretmonday #comic @adrienelouise A photo posted by Sally Nixon (@sallustration) on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:09pm PDT I hadn’t done a Margaret Mondays in awhile, and then I found illustrator Sally Nixon on Instagram.  She has a character named Margaret who seems to have randomly […]

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Rainbow Language

Rainbow Nametag from Junior High Camp, circa 1980.

I have a compelling desire to create rainbows.  I have made many of them in mosaic.  Once a woman came into my craft show booth and was smitten with one of my rainbow panels, but said she couldn’t buy it because her husband would be affronted by the gay implications, and gave an awkward shrug. […]

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Hydrangea in the Kitchen Window

Hydrangea from the Garden of Nutmeg Designs[more...]

Sophia in Her Wisdom: An Orange Spiral of Light

Sophia Spiral in a Blaze of Orange by Wayne Stratz.

Sheets of stained glass migrate back and forth between my studio and Stratoz’s studio.  He had a commission for a larger version of his Sophia Spiral, and needed something special for the center.  I had some Oceana glass that I used in an Orange Sunflower mandala, with beautiful mottles of yellow and orange.  Holding the […]

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