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?