Ann Booth’s Statement
Ever since I can remember I have worked with yarn. As an art student in the early 70’s I would come home from painting all day to knit. When I discovered tapestry in 1977, It was such a joy to realize I could combine my 2 loves painting and fiber. Although I stopped weaving for about 15 years to work in glass. Tapestry was always in the back of my mind. In 2004 I just stopped doing my sandblasted glasswork and retuned to tapestry. Since than I have been enjoying the creative, and meditative process of tapestry. I love color and value change. I dye my own yarn in order to get just the colors I want, and to achieve the value change you can only get by dying the yarn yourself. Recently I have been using images of nature, to illustrate my own spiritual journey.
Ann Booth’s Biography
Ann has always been an artist. She is a self taught tapestry weaver and worked at it from 1977 to 1988 At which time she turned to sandblasted glass and made a living selling at craft fairs, and craft galleries. In 2004 she exhibited glass for the last time at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington D.C. It has only been recently that she has retuned to tapestry. At the same time she has been weaving traditional tapestries she has been working with seed beads, creating jewelry and miniature peyote stitch tapestries.
She has one grown son and lives with her husband Jim and dog Emmett in York, PA