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Fire at the Heart of Winter
Bossom Scattering Spring
Autumn Alights in the Hills
The Very Rich Hours of Summer
THE FIRE AT THE HEART
 OF WINTER
BLOSSOM SCATTERING
SPRING
AUTUMN ALIGHTS IN
THE HILLS
THE VERY RICH HOURS
OF SUMMER
Stars at Our Feet, Sparkling Like Jewels
Ancient Sun
Hard Rain
Memories and Dreams
STARS AT OUR FEET,
SPARKLING LIKE JEWELS
ANCIENT SUN    HARD RAIN MEMORIES AND DREAMS
Autumn Reflected in the Eel River Winter Solstice Summer Solstice Cloud
AUTUMN REFLECTED IN
THE EEL RIVER
       WINTER SOLSTICE       SUMMER SOLSTICE                   CLOUD
Luna Fly Indigo
                     LUNA             FLY INDIGO


Stephanie Hoppe handwoven wool rugs


TIME & PLACE
 A Collection of Rugs and Tapestries

Weaving seems to me to be akin to magic. I start with empty space within the four wooden beams of the warping frame. Across that nothingness,
I string the thin white lines of the warp. Once the warp is stretched on the loom, I fill in the lined space with the richly colored, thickly textured wefts, and row by row the rug comes into being seemingly of itself. Each rug is entirely new, something substantial coming into being in a place where there had been nothing. The piece unfolds like time, moment by moment, strand by strand. For the weavings in this collection, I found inspiration in time in specific places: the seasons of the year, the appearance of the elements, the sensations of dreams  and memories.