Ruth Manning’s Statement
Drawing and weaving are an important daily practice in my life. Keeping a sketchbook to record what I see provides the beginning of the stories that are woven into my tapestries.
Lately I’ve been interested in combining traditional tapestry with the distortion of wedge weave, particularly focusing on the areas where these two techniques meet. Traditional slits in the fabric become holes and edges bulge out in surprising ways. Planning is difficult and the results are not completely evident until the piece is cut off the loom.
Ruth Manning’s Biography
I live, work, and teach in the city of Madison, Wisconsin. I begin each day by weaving in my studio and share my passion for tapestry with artists, students and friends.