June 2016

My latest tapestry, Beyond the Gate, will be included in the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) 11th International, unjuried small format tapestry show.

I’m super excited!

My tapestry will be hung in the Milwaukee Public Library from July 26th to August 11, 2016.











Title: Beyond the Gate

Materials: Seine twine warp and wool weft

My comments: I took a class with Elaine Duncan many years ago and I learned how to draw designs that would work when weaving a tapestry. This is one of the many designs that I ended up drawing during the class. I loved the idea of a gate and what opening or closing one could mean. I can’t wait to expand on this idea and others I thought of while in the class. 🙂


Exciting News!

Over the last couple of months I have been working on finishing a tapestry for the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) “Untitled/Unjuried” small format tapestry show.

It has been sent in and received 🙂

My tapestry, along with many other amazing and wonderful tapestries, will be held at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery from July 8th to August 8th, 2014.

April Trafford tapestry_Watermarked








Title: Unfortunately

Materials: Cotton warp/100% wool weft

List of unfortunate events/things in the tapestry: flat tire, broken crystal ball, getting caught in a rain storm (without an umbrella), broken money bag, broken heart, miss matched socks (which some people like 🙂 ) and a no parking sign.

My comments: I started out with the idea of a broken crystal ball that had unfortunate events inside. But when I took the picture with the white background the image changed to a girl with black hair and the unfortunate events/things looked like tattoos on her face. I like the idea that I created a tapestry that can be looked at in two different ways and it’s up to the viewer to see and interpret which one they see. The crystal ball or the girl with tattoos?