In this video I talk about dyeing the yarns for The Little Devil Corset inspired by the Apocalypse Tapestry.
Certificate of Excellence for Never More Cartoon My cartoon/design for my upcoming tapestry Never More has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Circle Foundation of the Arts in Lyon, France. I submitted the cartoon to their Themed Contest: Art in the time of … Read more
Barbara tells a brief story of her journey in tapestry from faces to figures.
Above: Bound created in Aino Kajeniemi’s workshop includes couched threads and flying shuttle. American Tapestry Alliance Retreat with Aino Kajaniemi: Inspiration and Risk I have admired Aino Kajaniemi’s tapestries since I first saw her work. When I read she was going to teach at the … Read more
Barbara was interviewed by Deborah Blakeley of Zone One Arts. Read the complete interview transcript.
“The medium of tapestry weaving allows me to create images and cloth at the same time.” Barbara Burns, Maine, USA,
The combination of these two elements brings us Barbara Burns’ wonderful modern tapestries. Zoneone Arts is delighted to bring Barbara Burns to you.
My experience with text in tapestry is varied. My first attempt was with one of my very first pieces a portrait of Margaret Sanger the founder of Planned Parenthood. I used sepia tones for the piece which is 10” x 8.5” and 8 epi. … Read more
You never know where life will lead you. Last summer I was approached by a woman in a class at the Handweavers Guild of America conference in Rhode Island. She saw a postcard of one of my tapestries I had on the table in front … Read more
“Proportion refers to relationships of size, amount, and degree.” These elements relate back to the whole. In my portraits I attempt to inject an edgy/emotional aspect using these elements to underscore the personality of the individual I am portraying. I use proportion for emphasis most obviously … Read more