Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound
Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound (TAPS) was founded in 1990 for the exchange of techniques, philosophy and inspiration within the world of tapestry. The group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and an opportunity for critical review through discussion, exhibition and publication. Each artist has developed and refined a body of work that expresses a unique vision and commitment to the art form.
This set of seven hand-woven tapestries hangs on the walls of the Queen’s Inner Hall in the royal palace at Stirling Castle in Scotland are based on the original Hunt of the Unicorn series which were created in the Low Countries in the early 1500s and are now in the Metropolitan Museum of New York at its Cloisters Museum. The huge new tapestries were created in a £2 million project which took 13 years to complete and allow visitors to recapture the atmosphere of Scotland’s royal court.
ATA is a non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry. Here is a short video which explains tapestry creation: https://americantapestryalliance.org/tapestry-education/what-is-tapestry/
NWDC was founded in 1954 to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in fine craft. Artists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media, are members.
Norsk Fjord Fiber imports yarn from rare, Norwegian-raised Nordic breeds of sheep to tapestry weavers in North America.
Swedish style weaving school in Western Massachusetts, store selling Glimåkra looms and equipment, yarns by Bockens and Borgs.
Source for quality looms, weaving equipment, and yarns from Sweden