• VIDEO: Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes Studio Visit

    This “Catskilled Crafters” video was created as part of special event was hosted by the Pine Hill Community Center: “Getting to Know Your Neighbors”. The video features Catskilled Crafters members and their works for The Ties that Bind and Verso-Recto Book projects. In the video, Tabitha is interviewed in her studio by Jan Albert, producer. …

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  • “Who’s Going to Stop Me Now?”, Roxbury Arts Group, May

    My work, TREE, is my only embroidered work, and is mounted on a 35”diameter wooden frame.  This image represents a struggle to have uninterrupted time in the studio while meeting demands of family and work.  TREE was started in 1990, but not finished until January 2017, three months after I retired.  The dark clouds and …

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  • Catskilled Crafters Zoom Event – Feb. 25, 2021

    Pine Hill Community Center (PHCC) presents “A Celebration of Community and Creativity” on February 25 at 7 p.m.

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  • Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild — Now Open

    THE CATSKILL MOUNTAIN ARTISANS GUILD is now open Thursday – Monday, 10a.m. – 5p.m. 

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  • Are EWE Answering My Phone Call?

    This photo, which I am unable to find out who is the artist, is delicious….

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  • Come Into the Garden With Me

    As a weaver, I was interested in learning what dye colors I could achieve using local plants and weeds…..

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  • Serendipity Wools in Gift Baskets

    What inspires your next knitting or crocheting project? Check out these Serendipity Wool Gift Baskets at the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild, The Commons Building –

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  • Selecting dyed wools

    When weaving tapestries, I prefer to use my own dyed and spun Shetland wools (sourced here in Delaware County, NY)

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  • What inspires YOUR next project?

    What inspires your next project in knitting, crocheting, or weaving?  is it colors, rich, vibrant, jewel tone colors?  is it the view you just photographed of autumn colors, spring budding tulips, or crisp blue skies behind white snow and dark tree trunks? Well, look no further.

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  • Pastel Sketches: Summer in New Kingston

    These two pastel sketches, Summer in New Kingston, were created on the spot at a multl-generation family farm.  I enjoy working with pastel and watercolor papers.

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  • Scripture Based Tapestries

    Scripture Based Tapestries

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  • Do you ever ‘marinate’ your artwork?!

    I just took a webinar “Developing a Clear and Confident Process with Handstitch” presented by Textile Artist.org that feature British handstitcher/artist Sue Stone.  Either in her comments or in the Chatbox, was this comment about the importance of letting one’s artwork ‘marinate’ .  How absolutely on target:  I have several projects (part ofmy Messy Studio …

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  • The Catskilled Crafters “VERSO-RECTO” Book Project (c) 2019-2020

    In March 2019, Gail Freund invited me to join the Catskilled Crafters in a book project.  Each of the 15+members have created individual fabric books to illustrate the following 15 themes:

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  • Why I weave tapestries: check out the quote below

    I just read the following quote (original source unknown): “A work of art should tell people what they need to know.”

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  • Winter themed Weekend Crafts Kits

    WEEKEND CRAFT KITS for the creative knitter who likes to whip up quick projects in a weekend using only basic stitches.

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  • Imagine This Window in a school building

      My friend Patrice found this stained glass window in an old NYC school……How appropriate a message for the New Year!!

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  • Review of “How Art is Made in the Catskills” (c) 2017 Simona David

    Jessica Reed, writing in the December 2019 monthly publication A TIME AND A PLACE, reviewed Simona David’s 2017 book on ‘”How Art is Made in the Catskills”.  Simona interviewed 10 Artists who call Eastern Delaware County home.  Here is Jessica describing Simona’s talent in which she “creates a seamless rapport with each artist, drawing out …

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  • Year End Exhibits 2019 – at Pine Hill Community Center

      My two small tapestries, “Hitchhiker among the stars” and “Falling Leaves” are on view and for sale at the Pine Hill Community Center between November 30 and January 2. Thank you Gail for telling me about this event! And, here is the photo Gail took for me showing both on the same wall, bookending …

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  • Year End Exhibits for 2019 – in Roxbury, NY

    My woodblock print “Magnolia” is on view at Hughson & Benson Associates insurance agency in Roxbury…Their office is open Monday – Friday, 9a.m. to 4:30p.m.

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  • Shawl sold at La Basse Cour Makers’ Market

    Barbara is one very happy client:  She had seen this shawl at the Jefferson Textile Day event back in July and had saved as her ‘pin money’ $5

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  • Makers Market at La Basse Cour, Sunday October 20, 2019 1-5pm

    Diane Frances founded La Basse Cour with her husband to be a B&B with farm experience.  Then two or three years ago, with her good friend Julie Rockefeller, she expanded the farm experience into Kortright Handworks.  The huge barn upper level is a Textile Museum and Classroom and Store.  This is a very exciting place …

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