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Dance to the Music

Stephanie T. Hoppe handwoven wool rugs


DANCE TO THE MUSIC

Wool warp, hand-dyed wool weft
25 by 78 inches, $2,500



Weaving in bands set at alternating  angles to the vertical warps results in  a very tight, well-wearing rug with the characteristic zig-zag lines and scalloped edges of  Navajo  wedgeweave.  Combining this "loom-controlled" technique with tapestry techniques allowed me great freedom of movement and color, in the case of this runner, inspired by a painting by Karen Sherr. Shown to the right, painting and rug illuminate an otherwise rather dark interior hallway.






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