Wendy Carpenter Hatch was distinguished in TextileArtist.com as one of five tapestry revolutionary artists in their article “Tapestry transformed: Five artists pushing the boundaries.”
This magazine is specialized in textile art, providing courses and valuable information about the textile world, and in this edition, fiber art tapestries were highlighted. In the article, you can check on Wendy’s piece Preserving Americana series – Chenille on the Farm.
This piece was created by Carpenter Hatch in 2019. It measures 51cm x 260cm (20” x 8.5’), and the technique used was inlay weaving. Its textile materials are chenille bedspread and wool warp, and her statement of reusing vintage materials is presented with a rusted tractor blade. A lower metal rim repeats the tractor blade material.
As Carpenter Hatch declares in the interview: ‘When introducing found objects from nature or manufacture, it’s necessary to repeat the new design element through colour, form or texture to blend the soft and hard materials. I focus on the overall form, tapestry composition, texture and colour when incorporating repurposed materials.’
Visit https://www.textileartist.org/tapestry-talent-5-amazing-artists-weave/ to read the full article.