Betty Vera's Inspiring Presentation

The NYGH October 2016 presentation "Weaving with Color that Moves" was INSPIRING! Above photo by Gail Gondek pictures is a slide showing cartoons for painting warps.

Betty Vera presented strategies for a variety of ways to work with moving color in both warp and weft. She showed woven examples to discuss such options as warp painting, ikat, and variegated yarns, which all offer opportunities to take advantage of color variations, both planned and serendipitous, in weaving.

Betty grew up in the Midwest, studied art, drawing, painting, fiber arts, sculpture, digital weaving technology, and jacquard weaving at a number of different institutions, and holds degrees from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (BFA) and Montclair State University (MFA). Her work can be found in both corporate and private collections, has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums, and has been featured in various books and magazines. Betty has taught extensively at a large number of institutions and organizations, and is the recipient of a number of grants and other honors. She currently lives, and maintains a studio, in the northern Berkshires, MA.

You can see more samples on her website: BettyVera.com

and example of her work found on the Textile Study Center Of New York Website:

Artist: Betty Vera
Title: "Aura"
Size: 33"H x 46"W
Materials: Cotton
Technique: Jacquard tapestry

Photo Credit: D. James Dee

"Aura" by Betty Vera, photo: D. James Dee