Tapestries & Rugs

For more than 30 years the technique of tapestry has been my main interest, both as wall pieces and used as rugs. It is like magic to weave parallel rows of yarn and make the viewer see curves and shapes. In tapestry, different color weft threads are used in adjacent areas of the piece allowing the weaver to make a picture or shape in the cloth. These fiber pieces are woven using traditional materials, linen warp and wool weft. These materials have been time-tested for strength and longevity.

Exploring Black

Detail of Exploring Black

Stool

Stool

Shades of Green

Detail of Shades of Green

Sampler of Joy, 21" w by 64" h. Wool and linen with purpleheart wood hanging bar.

"Exploring Joy," wool and linen, 10"w x 6.5" h

"Dawn," tapestry rug, wool and linen, 28"w x 60" l

Mountain Landscape - Wool and linen shaped tapestry. 24" w x 40" l. Oak hanging bar.

Study: Mountain Landscape - Wool and linen shaped tapestry. 12" w x 24" l. Oak hanging bar.

Study:Spring Landscape - Wool and linen shaped tapestry. 36" w x 24" l. Oak hanging bar.

Study: Summer Landscape - Wool and linen shaped tapestry. 18" w x 12" l. Maple Hanging bar.

Study: Double Landscape - Wool and linen shaped tapestry. 18" w x 12" l.

Winter Landscape II - Wool and linen tapestry. 32" w x 18" h. Maple hanging bar.

Fall Landscape II - Wool and linen tapestry. 32" w x 18" h. Maple hanging bar.

Fiesta Town - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 60" l.

Urban Town - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 60" l.

Views of Winter - Wool and linen tapestry. 60" w x 45" h.

Views of Winter II - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 28" w x 45" h.

Views of Winter IV - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 28" w x 40" h.

Red Fiesta - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 55" h.

Red Rectangles - Wool and linen tapestry. 28" w x 36" h.

Exploring Green - Wool and linen tapestry. 28" w x 36" h.

Study in Green - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 28" w x 45" h.

Study in Brown - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 28" w x 50" h.

Blue Puzzle Rug - (Shown on the floor.) Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 60" h.

Blue Puzzle Rug - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 60" h.

Evening View - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30" w x 66" h.

Tan Color Study - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 60"l

Multiple Landscapes - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 60"l

Black and White Squares - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 60"l

"Twilight Landscape Rug, wool and linen" 30" w x 60" l

Early Landscapes - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 55"l

Subdivision III - Commissioned linen, cotton wall hanging. Stretched over wood. 40"w x 70"l.

Waves on Beach - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 60"l

Painted Desert - Wool and linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 60"l

Brown Hall, Western Michigan University - Commissioned tapestry, wool and cotton. 30"w x 24"h.

Daylily Study - Wool and Linen tapestry. 24"w x 36"h

Op Iris - Wool and Linen tapestry. 32"w x 28"h

Iris Study - Wool and Linen tapestry. 32"w x 24"h

Daffodil Study - Wool and Linen tapestry. 32"w x30"h

Snapshot: Daylily - Wool and Linen tapestry. 24"w x 14"h

Snapshot: Morning Glory - Wool and Linen tapestry. 24"w x 14"h

Hibiscus - Wool and Linen tapestry. 40"w x 32"h

Snapshot: Daisy - Wool and Linen tapestry. 24"w x 14"h

Crayon Trees - Wool and Linen tapestry rug. 30"w x 55"h

Desert Storm - Wool and Linen tapestry rug. 28"w x 70"l.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Yellow Cactus Flowers," with sketch. 9" x 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Yellow Cactus Flowers." 9" wx 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Pink Sweet Peas," with sketch. 9"w x 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Pink Sweet Peas." 9"w x 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Petunia," with sketch. 9"w x 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

Purse, "Inspired by O'Keefe: Petunia." 9"w x 6" h. Wool, silk, cotton.

© Nancy Crampton 2016