Carla & Greg Filippelli / Cranberry CreekGreg and Carla Filippelli developed a free form style of weaving called random weave in the 1980's. Today their...
Tommye McClure Scanlin
Bittersweet Tapestry Studio
I use the slow medium of tapestry weaving because I love the surface of flat woven tapestry, the intensity of color as interpreted in yarn, and the significance of each movement of the weaver's hands to the finished work. My tapestries are based upon ideas and images that are meaningful to me; the glorious natural world of north Georgia and western North Carolina provides many of those.
Tommye McClure Scanlin has been weaving for over thirty years, exploring many different techniques of creating images through the woven structure. In 1988 she began her journey in tapestry weaving and her tapestries have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990.
In 2013 her work is included in the juried exhibitions: National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS; "In the Mind's Eye", biennial exhibit sponsored by Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA; "Fables of an Eco-Future," at the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA. Her tapestries are also included in the Tapestry Weavers South exhibit at the Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA.
In 2009 Scanlin was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for "...dedication to craft education" by the Georgia Art Education Association. She was also granted a Life Membership in Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and has had artist residencies there as well as at the Lillian E. Smith Center.
Her work is found at Allanstand in the FAC, Asheville and at Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC. She welcomes commissions of tapestry works. In addition to her studio work, Scanlin teaches weaving in several places, including John C. Campbell Folk School, Penland, and Arrowmont. In 2014, she will be teaching at John Campbell Folk School and Peters Valley School of Craft. Check the left side margin at her blog for the contact information for upcoming classes.
For more information about Tommye Scanlin's tapestry work, please visit her blog called Works in Progress.