Elizabeth Shoeman’s Statement
I find weaving calming and deeply rewarding. Color is my constant muse and my subjects are often inspired by nature. I create pictures with yarn, images that please me, and my hope is that others will derive pleasure from them as well.
Elizabeth Shoeman’s Biography
Elizabeth has been attracted to textiles since she was a child. As a young girl, she taught herself to sew on an old treadle sewing machine, and as a teenager and young woman, she sewed most her wardrobe. Children and a career took her away from dressmaking. Her interest in textiles was reawakened in the 1990s when she discovered weaving. At that time, employed in the high-tech industry, she found the ancient, tactile art form of weaving provided a needed respite from her work life. Yarn gave her a textile with which to create, and retirement has given her time to immerse herself fully in this art form.
Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows and galleries in Colorado and in North Carolina. In recent years, she has been the recipient of several awards for her tapestry weaving including first and second place awards at the Blue Ridge Fiber Show in 2014 and 2016; Juror’s Choice awards at Fiber Celebration in 2015 and 2017 and recently an honorable mention at a juried art exhibition in Littleton, Colorado.