The Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners, based at the Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture in Alliston, Ontario, Canada is collaborating with Line Dufour, an internationally recognized tapestry weaver and artist, in creating 12 handwoven tapestries depicting cultural and historical aspects of the New Tecumseh municipality. This initiative, funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council, and entitled Community Threads, invites the general public to weave on the tapestries. Once completed, these 12 tapestries will hang in various locations in the municipality and a brochure will offer people to take a self-guided tour of the tapestries. For more information on this project go to www.tapestryline.com and click on the Tapestry Blog. The picture above shows only a portion of all the people that have been working on this initiative, including Linda Needles, president of the guild, bottom row - second from right and Sandi Nemenyi, active member of the guild and president of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners, who is seated bottom row - second from right. Line sits at the right on the bottom row.
What a wonderful event! Thanks for sharing. When the tapestries are done, feel free to post pictures of them to our new Roving Reporter Gallery. I'd love to see them!
It could be awhle....a few years before they are all completed but thank you for being interested in them.