Sarah Warren’s Statement
I divide my time between two homes, one in northern New Mexico and the other in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My designs and color choices are influenced by the natural beauty of both of these rugged environments.
My current focus has been to use traditional Navajo techniques and design elements to weave geometric landscapes and abstract contemporary designs. I also enjoy weaving representational designs that evoke the tranquility I experience when gazing at the beauty of the natural world.
Sarah Warren’s Biography
I began weaving in 2001 when I took a class in landscape tapestry taught in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in watercolor painting, knitting, and needlepoint, I quickly became enthralled with the process of “painting with wool.” In addition to taking five studio classes with James Koehler, I have continued my study of color theory, design, and weaving technique by taking a variety of workshops and studio classes.
I became a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in January 2007. My tapestries are on display at five of their galleries. 2016 was my ninth year as an exhibitor at the Annual Craftsmen Fair at Sunapee, NH, a nine day event in early August. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to display and sell my tapestries, but also to explain the art of tapestry weaving to the many people who visit my booth.