Stephanie Hoppe

I weave rugs and tapestries on the vertical frame loom perfected by the Native Peoples of the American Southwest 1,000 years ago. The loom is simple, for the weavers own hands and body form critical components. This weaving is slow and requires close and constant attention, but also yields the physical and spiritual rewards of all contemplative practices as well as a sense of participation in ancient rhythms of work. To obtain the range and variety of colors I like to work with, I dye and paint the wool and silk weft yarns myself. I have been exhibiting and selling my work since 2001.