Tyrel Holston

Weaving the Old With the New


Weaver, refugee, designer, poet, teacher, entrepreneur, immigrant, innovator:  Trude Guermonprez.  Along with contemporaries Anni Albers, Dorothy Liebes and Marianne Strengell, Guermonprez was in the vanguard of the American modernist weaving movement, producing both functional and decorative textiles, and experimenting with industrial synthetic fibers. Co-founder of the Pond Farm Workshops, Guermonprez is most remembered for her novel three-dimensional fiber “space hangings” and poetic wall tapestries.
Trude Guermonprez, Pond Farm Workshops, synagogue, Elsesser, ark curtains, Claude Stoller