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Textile Analysis Workshops are offered

Where to begin and how to proceed with understanding an unknown textile from the American Southwest, whether a Pueblo, Navajo or Spanish-American blanket, poncho or rug?  In this workshop we’ll cover fibers, yarns and dyes; loom techniques; weave structures; end, side and corner finishes. We will offer hands-on analysis of varied museum textiles under magnification, coupled with digitally illustrated discussions […]

“Navajo Weaving: Then, Now, and in the Future.”

Wednesday, February 8, 12 noon WILL Lunch and Learn illustrated talk by Ann Lane Hedlund “Navajo Weaving: Then, Now, and in the Future.” Western New Mexico University, Global Resource Center, ABC Room, Silver City, New Mexico. Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL).

Tapestries Made After Paintings

Tapestry Weavers West is sponsoring an illustrated lecture by Dr. Ann Hedlund ICB: Gallery 111 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, California Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:30 am _____ Tapestries Made After Paintings: From the Dovecot to Ganado, from Brennan to Begay In the right hands, a tapestry made from a painting becomes a new […]

Exciting international initiatives inaugurated

From Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Laszlo Valy and Ms. Ibolya Hegi have inaugurated several new Facebook initiatives that advance the cause of contemporary international tapestry weavers: and a closed Tapestry discussion group (for access, write to or Both projects are gaining attention from worldwide audiences. Congratulations to the organizers!


An exhibition of small format tapestries by S.T.A.R.* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped), titled ‘VIVE LA TAPISSERIE,’ will be shown at GALERIE LA TOUR MONTSALES, 12260 AVEYRON, FRANCE. All exhibitors are past students or staff of the tapestry department of Edinburgh College of Art. Some makers have departed from the flat tapestry route but all acknowledge […]

Heard Museum programs continue . . .

. . . with the last two lectures in a series that accompanies the current exhibition, A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century. Both illustrated lectures and an exciting workshop take place in the Encanto Room, at the Heard Museum in central Phoenix. INTERWAR DYE REVIVALS and the Transition to a Fine-Art […]

Heard Museum to exhibit Navajo textiles

A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century features thirty-six textiles that epitomize the gradual change that took place in Navajo weaving from the 1970s into the 1990s, as a traditional craft transformed to include name artists exploring new aesthetics and showing in urban galleries. Open to the public from February 5 through […]

GFR Tapestries coming to NYC gallery!

GLORIA F. ROSS: REBIRTH OF MODERN TAPESTRY will run at Jane Kahan Fine Art, 330 East 59th St., from 15 February through 25 March 2011. Special hours for this show are Tuesday through Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Jane Kahan Fine Art is otherwise open by appointment only. The main Jane Kahan Gallery is […]

California talks/booksignings cancelled

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of three lectures originally scheduled during January 2011 in California. Speaker Ann Hedlund has sustained a back injury that prevents her from traveling in the near future. Please visit for other plans as they evolve. Cancelled: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 10 am – “Louise […]

New website for book launched!

To learn more about our new book, Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry, please visit our brand new and continually evolving website – We look forward to receiving your comments.