This lecture, accompanied by a slide show, several actual tools and yarns from Sauvé’s studio, presents the history of weaving on a high-warp loom, including illustrations and photos of the ancient Viking high-warp loom. The inspiration for several of Sauvé’s tapestries began in the area where I was born – North Bay, Ontario, Canada, where she developed an interest in lakes and rivers. Sauvé studio is situated on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec, where the Saint-Lawrence River reflects the lights and the architecture of the city, and harbours amazingly beautiful marshlands creating a superb biodiverse habitat.
Information about Sauvé’s workshops and lectures can be found at: www.paulettesauve.com. Please contact the artist with any questions about the lecture: email@example.com.
Image courtesy of the artist, Paulette-Marie Sauvé
Size: 183 cm high x 366 cm wide x 5 cm deep
Materials: wool with natural dyes, cotton
Technique: woven on high-warp loom in seven irregular shapes and sewn together
Date made: 1983-1984
Photographer: Yvan Boulerice