SLO United Methodist Church

Friday, August 4, 2017

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Imagine a journey back in time to see how our ancestors were living.  Practically as far back as we can go, we find that humans were weaving fibers into cloth.  In the very distant past, people were already combining colorful threads to make wall and floor coverings, blankets and other useful items.  In the middle ages, this skill was developed to a high art form.  A tapestry is made using plain weaving.  The complexity comes in the form of color changes that make up the design.

We are a group of women who are fascinated and held captive by this ancient process of creating  woven cloth with colored designs.  However, each of us brings her own experiences and imagination to the creation of very distinct products.   Each piece is hand-made by the artist in a process that is often slow and painstaking.  Although progress is slow, we take joy in using color and line to express ourselves through this ancient medium.   It connects us to those who went before, while allowing us to push the boundaries in many ways.

Nowadays, we no longer need to make our own looms, but we sometimes do.  We don’t have to spin our own cotton, flax, silk or wool into thread either, but sometimes we do.   In addition to our gallery pieces, we will have information about the process of learning to weave tapestries and there will be some work in progress to observe, as well.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 4, from 4 pm to 8 pm for Art after Dark.  We will also be open from 12 noon to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4, 5 and 6 and August 11, 12 and 13.

Please come and join us.