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Weaving a Chronicle (1ST ed.) Contributor(s): Fawkes, Judith Poxson (Author)

Weaving a Chronicle (1ST ed.) Contributor(s): Fawkes, Judith Poxson (Author)

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 Weaving a Chronicle (1ST ed.)
Contributor(s): Fawkes, Judith Poxson (Author)

ISBN: 0764340638    EAN: 9780764340635
Publisher: Schiffer Craft   
US SRP: $39.99 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2012
Pub Date: February 28, 2012
Physical Info: 0.84" H x 11.23" L x 8.82" W (2.44 lbs) 160 pages
Original ideas for tapestries in the techniques of double weave, inlay, and pattern weave are detailed in engaging text and illustrated by over 90 beautiful color photos displaying the completed tapestries. This captivating book also details stories of the competitive/collaborative nature of commissions integral to the creation of many tapestries. The story begins with the artist's work at Cranbrook Academy of Art. It continues with her work in Portland, Oregon, where it was embraced by art consultants, galleries, and collectors. This fascinating journey chronicles one artist's long career through gorgeous tapestries and their histories, organized in chronological order. Each tapestry displayed presents a seminal idea of the artist and, as she states, "... a finished tapestry illuminates daily existence and is a part of the on-going chronicle of how design ideas are conceived and executed."

Contributor Bio:Fawkes, Judith Poxson
Judith Poxson Fawkes is a working tapestry weaver in Portland, Oregon. She has been creating tapestries for over 47 years. She has completed 50 commissions that hang in diverse locations and 69 tapestries in public collections.

"I've been delighted to discover this author's work . . . reflects on the joys of designing and weaving her tapestries but also speaks poignantly about the sadness behind some . . . Not a technical manual but a visual chronology, written as the author looks back over her weaving life to see how her ideas and designs evolved, how she combined the speed and strength of shuttle weaving with the haptic creativity of patterning inlay tapestry with her fingers. She engages the reader not just with her visual work but also through the questions she asks and the responses she gives as she develops her weaving voice."--Canadian Tapestry Network

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