Author: Mae Colburn

Hanging depicting three women in front of a cluster of houses, in browns, grays, blues, orange, yellow and white on a natural ground.
Weaving Outside the Lines
Active from the 1940s through the 1980s, Finnish artist Eva Anttila famously wove, or had a hand in weaving, every tapestry that bears her name. With pieces now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, her work is considered an enduring expression of the...
Four large, white curving shell shapes are inlaid in a dark grey weft satin ground by means of interlocking tapestry. Within the shell shapes, texture and patterning are created by contrasting twill and satin weaves.
An Eye for Nature: Dora Jung’s Shell Tapestries
Shells II is one of a series of four shell weavings created by Finnish textile designer Dora Jung (1906-1980). It features four tan shells against a dark grey background. As journalist Charles Talley observed in a 1985 article in FiberArts, the series epitomizes Dora Jung’s ability to “sketch” at the loom, working out and refining...