Cindy Dworzak received ATA’s Award for Excellence for her work, “Circles,” which was exhibited in Celebration of Fiber, held at Fort Lewis College of Colorado during the Intermountain Weavers Conference, July 27 – 30, 2017.
“I find producing tapestries fascinating and am always surprised by the results. I am drawn to abstract subjects that allow me to play with color effects and movement within the tapestry. I start with a basic design and decide on a color palette. I dye my weft yarn in a variety of colors varying the values and intensities of my yarns. At this point I start placing yarns in the design which develops as I weave. When a tapestry is progressing well the tapestry tells me which yarns to use next.
I have been taking tapestry classes for many years. Since retiring 7 years ago I have been concentrating on learning more about art theory and techniques and weaving larger and more complex tapestries. This has been an amazing journey which I look forward to continuing.”