City Life a carpet by Wendy Bertrand

All my carpets have names. City Life was named about a forth of the way into the weaving when I became aware that weaving in San Francisco felt differently from weaving in my Gasquet Studio in rural Del Norte County. The lengths of time I found to weave were shorter, time and thoughts seemed more complex, intellectual, and fragmented.

This book shows the growth of the carpet and a few of the earlier carpets. Many of the yarns are natural dyed and about 65% of the yarns are hand spun. The rug is 62 inches by 40 inches. City Life is the first of a series of four carpets called Paying Attention inspired from the lectures of Belgium Philosopher Isabelle Stenger.

40  full color pages

 

CITY LIFE   a rug  The BOOKIMG_1300

International Fiber Arts VIII at the Center for the Arts in Sebastopol in collaboration with the Surface Design Association

Many exception works of fiber art. A MUST SEE SHOW

July 28, 2017 until September 3, 2017

Wendy Bertrand among artists in International Fiber Arts 8 Promo

 

Artist Wendy Bertrand with Loom and Shuttle guild members at the International Fiber Arts Exhibit Sebastopol

Opening was a fabulous experience. Here I am with Loom and Shuttle Guild members Marlene Golden and Barbara Nitsburg.

62 inches H X 42 inches W

62 inches H X 42 inches W

Opening Announcement

 

FIBER ARTS VIII invitation

About Weaving Exhibit: Woven Together: Experience & Expression

16 triangles end of show walk through

16 Triangles during end of show talk

Woven Together Jan 13 to Feb 12, 2017

Global Warming during end of show talk

 

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Global Warming Handspun and commercial wool yarn on linen warp 60 X 42 inches

    

Carpets/ Wendy Bertrand

Reporting (edited) on Woven Together by Wendy Bertrand

News Release  Woven Together: Experience & Expression

A Loom & Shuttle Guild Members’ Exhibition

January 13 – February 12, 2017                

Reception:  7-9 PM Friday, January 13, 2017 

Sanchez Art Center / East Gallery  1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, California

Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 1–5 pm (starting January 14, 2017)

An exhibition of handwoven and handcrafted textiles, Woven Together: Experience & Expression, will be shown in the East Gallery of the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, California, from January 13, 2017 thru February 12, 2017. Art pieces, fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and fine craft made by members of the Loom and Shuttle Guild will be displayed, reflecting a wide range of techniques and skills. Items include  woven scarves, shawls, bags, jackets, table runners, tapestries, baskets,  carpets, and stitched textiles. Items will be available for purchase.

The Loom and Shuttle Guild, a San Francisco weaving guild founded in 1948, draws participants from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Members come not only from textile, fine art, and fashion careers, but from a diversity of fields such as music, teaching, technology,   graphic design, writing, architecture, nursing, law, science, and more. Many artists  have been weaving for decades, and many exhibit their work in local and national exhibits. New members continue to join the guild and expand  their knowledge about the art and craft of weaving.

The guild’s purpose is to promote high standards of weaving, to stimulate public interest and appreciation in handweaving and fiber art, and to offer educational opportunities. Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and braiding will be    scheduled periodically throughout the exhibit, and posted on the Loom and Shuttle website.

Open to all, this free exhibit highlights the ancient craft of handweaving still practiced today. There is ample free parking and the Sanchez Art Center is wheelchair accessible.

For the Conference of Northern California Handweavers: www.CNCH.org

For gallery information: www.SanchezArtCenter.org