Sharon Crary

I’m Ohio born, had a short sojourn in L.A. then moved to another La., Louisiana, and back to California, only north this time to Napa. Weaving began with the purchase of a spinning wheel-what to do with the yarn? My focus has been rugs, wallhangings, and tapestry. I’m primarily self taught but have taken many workshops and classes as well as having a library of books on color, design, and weaving techniques. Traditional tapestry techniques are too static for me so I weave on the diagonal using eccentric weaving and wedge weave. Going a step beyond I create a three dimensional tapestry that undulates and ripples. I use a shaft-switching technique on my 45″ loom for my flat floor and wall rugs because I can be almost as free with shapes and color blending as with tapestry. Over the past few years, the American Tapestry Alliance Small Tapestry International juried in several of my pieces and featured “Colorin Books” on the catalog cover for the Outside the Line Exhibition. One of my tapestries was accepted into each of the American Tapestry Alliance International Tapestry Biennial 11 and 12 exhibitions in 2018 and 2019. Color and texture are catalysts for me as I continue in the “what if” school of education.

Where are you willing to work?

Willing to work in...: American Canyon, Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Napa, Oakville, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Saint Helena, Yountville, Anywhere in Napa County

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