About the Artist

By Alderman, Sharon | Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought, Fall 2008 | Go to article overview

About the Artist


Alderman, Sharon, Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought


Sharon Alderman has been weaving cloth by hand since 1969, specializing in apparel fabrics, upholstery, and color studies. Her work has won many awards, and she lectures, gives keynote addresses, acts as a juror, and leads workshops for guilds, art centers, colleges, and state, regional, and national conferences. Her writing and work have appeared in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Interweave, Textile Artists' Newsletter, and Handwoven, and her books include Handwoven, Tailormade, A Handweaver's Notebook, and Mastering Weave Structures, all published by Interweave Press, Inc. She lives in Salt Lake City where her fabrics are on exhibit at Phillips Gallery. More information is available at http://www.sharonalderman.com/.

The Artist's Statement:

Color is my passion. While I occasionally weave a cloth using only one color, the joy of combining colors in the cloth is the major reason I am a weaver.

These pieces are double woven (two layers of cloth everywhere) from cotton sewing thread which provides me with a large palette and the fineness to make a smooth optical mixture. …

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