Here is a sample of the CTN newsletter:
Canadian Tapestry Network
Summer 2015 Newsletter
Celebrating tapestry, the Canadian Tapestry Network is an organization
dedicated to communication among its members across Canada and around the world, fellow tapestry
weavers and all those
who love tapestry.
It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and publishes a newsletter with a Canadian slant
to document, promote, and advertise individuals and events related to the art of woven tapestry.
We all love it when you write to us and send us photos of your work,
and more importantly, all the CTN members love reading about your tapestry adventures – whether
challenging or not.
To join the Canadian Tapestry Network, (CTN), and receive a newsletter by snail mail, please send a
cheque for $25.00/year or $42.00/2 years for mailing in Canada; $28.00/year US for mailing to the
US, and $34.00/year for mailing to overseas countries. Electronic newsletters: $12.00/year,
Please make cheques payable to “Barbara Heller”, (our treasurer and co-editor) and put CTN on the
memo line (new banking regulation). This amount just covers the costs of production and postage.
As a CTN member, you can advertise free of charge. As a non-member, you can advertise for
$15.00/ad/issue; again sending a cheque to Barbara Heller, (in the same manner as noted above,
putting CTN on the memo line).
Membership, Treasurer & Co-Editor: Barbara Heller Fibre Arts Studio, 1610 Johnston Street,
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Telephone: (604) 224-2060 or (604) 688-3047 e-mail: email@example.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/canadiantapestrynetwork
Editorial: Summer-time has finally arrived and the sunshine feels so good! Bathing in this warmth
and working on our textile arts projects is simply one definition of heaven…
“Happy Summer-Time”! May all of your tapestry adventures hit the spot.
…Your CTN newsletter volunteer editors, Barbara and Madeleine
Please Note that a New Updated Canadian Tapestry Network Membership List has been compiled to
accompany this Summer Issue of the CTN Newsletter. With this issue, two extra PDF enclosures
should be received.
Co-Editor: Madeleine Darling-Tung, loving living in the most southern town in Canada;
135 Main Street East, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1A5
Telephone: (519) 712-8670
2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries
The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum award has been established to honour Kate’s
memory and her significant contribution to tapestry. The award is open to all professional
Australian and International tapestry artists. Finalists will be invited to submit a tapestry for
display in an exhibition at the Australian tapestry workshop from 20 August – 25 September
2015. This award is generously supported by Susan Morgan, and Alayne and Alan Davies through the
Tapestry Foundation of Australia.
Congratulations to the CTN members who are finalists for the Kate Derum Award
Janet Austin (US), Murray Gibson (CAN), Ruth H Jones (CAN), Liv Pederson (US), Michael F Rohde
(US), Krystyna Sadej (CAN), and Vladimira Filliion Wackenreuther (CAN)
Lyn Hart had two tapestries, "Saguaro Oscuro" and "Nopalita Violeta", included in the exhibit.
“Sonoran Desert: Large and Small” at Tohono Chul Botanical Park Museum, Tucson, AZ. The show
closed on April 26, 2015. www.desertsongstudio.com, www.tohonochulpark.org/events/
Sarah Swett's tapestry, "10 Point Courier," was featured in the January 2015 issue of
Uppercase Magazine as a work in process, a detail for "Rough Copy #14." The article, by Joy
Deenan, touches on Sarah's evolution as a tapestry weaver and the evolution her 13 tapestries in
the series. The issue focuses on textiles by contemporary weavers who use tapestry techniques in
their work. http://uppercasemagazine.com/
Sola Feidler writes: “exciting news ...the Las Vegas tapestry will be installed at the Santa
Fe Art Market - in the lobby facing attendees as they enter the convention center. We are shipping
out the Salt Lake City tapestry today and that will be installed on the far wall, inside, so people
get the full 3D effect as they walk towards it. Santa Fe is the 3rd largest art market in the U.S.
and this fair is ranked 4th in the top 10. l feel Contemporary Tapestry gets a toe in the door
with my tapestries displayed, as the main sponsors are ART&Antiques and Art in America.
“Curious” - an exhibition by Jane Kidd.
Through the ancient and labour-intensive technology of tapestry, Jane Kidd creates contemporary
objects, communicating her deep engagement with the natural world and our constantly renegotiated
relationship to it. In this series of recent works, she focuses on issues relating to genetic
modification. Jane Kidd was born in Victoria BC. She taught at the Alberta College of Art +
Design in Calgary, Alberta from 1979 until 2010. She currently lives on Salt Spring Island in
British Columbia and maintains an active studio practice. Through her practice and her teaching,
Kidd has shown that tapestry is capable not only of beautifying and enriching the environment of
the user, but, as a material artifact, it is intrinsically linked to the communication of vital
cultural information. She has
been in the forefront of advocacy for this important form of disciplinary practice. Her beautiful,
technically demanding and conceptually rich tapestries provoke profound questions about handcraft,
disciplinary knowledge and the importance of bringing historical practices into the contemporary
art arena for critical discussion and debate.
Fate, Destiny and Self Determination: An international tapestry project organized by Line
Dufour, moves to the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery at Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd.,
D-20, Denver, CO, from August 1st – 31st, 2015. Opening reception is on August 2nd from 2:00 -
5:00 pm. For information about this exciting project contact: Line Dufour at
Naya Raines - “Listening”, Dimensions: 20.5” x 28’’; Sett: 8epi; Warp: silk; Weft: wool,
cotton, silk, various yarns.
The colors were chosen and I began without a direction. As I wove, I asked, “How far do you want
to go?” to each color. Weaving intuitively is a journey within. It is a safe place. It is a
difficult place. It is a place I go to heal. A new creation - out of pain and love. To have the
pain understand love’s tenderness as a gentle kiss that weaves it into life. This is my prayer as I
stand before the loom.