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Rebecca Mezoff's Santa Fe tapestry studio update
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Rebecca Mezoff Tapestry Studio

October's End (at last)

October has been a bit hard on this little tapestry studio. My studio dog of 14 years, Cassy, died on October 7th and I lost my weaving benefactor, my grandfather Mezoff this past Monday. Grandpa gave me his beautiful Harrisville rug loom as well as a whole whack of other weaving equipment back in 2008 for which I am so grateful. I remember being a young child and watching him weave on a 60 inch Macomber in the basement of his home in North Dakota. I think it was about a billion yards of white doubleweave fabric to cover the windows of a huge two-story greenhouse they had. He had that kind of weaving fortitude. Maybe that is where I got my willingness to sit and work on a tapestry for months on end... that or it is just sheer bullheadedness (he had that too). He was a metallurgical engineer when he was working, but when he retired he moved to New Mexico, bought the rug loom, and started weaving rugs with yarn from the local trading post. He also adored his great-granddaughter.


I did finish a large tapestry just in time to enter it into ATB10. I am one of the co-chairs for this show and it was a little weird to get my own entry returned to me in my inbox! Today is the last day to enter, so if you want to add your entry, do it before midnight tonight by going to this LINK. I promise I won't say anything about waiting until the last moment. My entry went in at 10am today.

I am teaching a 5-day version of my Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry class in my studio January 19 to 23, 2014 and I have 2 open spots. Please contact me if you are interested.
And here are a few recent blog post links in case you missed them:
What is Precious in Your Life? A little bit about my old friend Cassy
Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Double Woven Rugs Some photos of a great show on Canyon Road. You can still see it until November 4th.
Yarn Balance How to use this rather ingenious little device.
A bed, a dog, and a car  A little bit about taking time to live.

May you be well and may November be a calmer time.
Happy Weaving,
Rebecca

(Oh, and if you care, Happy Halloween!)

Teaching Schedule

January 19-23, 2014
Private class on color gradation and design for tapestry in my Santa Fe studio. Please contact me for specifics.

Spring 2014
Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry
Santa Fe, NM
3-day and 5-day classes to be scheduled. Please contact me if you're interested and you want a say in when they happen!

Summer 2014
Convergence, Providence, RI, July 14-19
Handweaver's Guild of America (HGA)
Registration not yet open.
Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry, 2-day class.
The Mobile Tapestry Weaver: Weaving tapestry on a Hokett loom, 1-day class.
Creating without pain: Ergonomics for fiber artists, 3-hour seminar.
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