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Newest addition: Mini Tapestries!
 Mini Tapestry and tapestry-inspired linen quilt available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

Mini Tapestry and tapestry-inspired linen quilt available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

Mini Tapestries are the newest addition to the Lauren Williams® ART collection. Inspired by some of Lauren’s most favorite dye designs in her larger Canvas With Movement® fiber art, the Mini Tapestries are the perfect piece for your curated vignette. 

“I envision these pieces paired above a nightstand, neighboring a larger piece of art. I also love them as a textured element on a gallery wall. These smaller tapestries are perfect for a hallway, powder bath, nursery, as well as those little nooks that have been waiting for your attention. The size makes the Mini Tapestries a versatile statement piece in any space!” -Lauren

 Mini Tapestries paired above vintage metal framed table with glass top. Standing lamp vintage from Lauren Williams’s personal collection. Vase by West Elm. Fiber art available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

Mini Tapestries paired above vintage metal framed table with glass top. Standing lamp vintage from Lauren Williams’s personal collection. Vase by West Elm. Fiber art available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

With just as much detail and depth as Lauren’s large scale artwork, the Mini Tapestries have been a project in the making for a long time. Each Mini measures 12” wide and varies in height. Lauren’s signature wool strands are suspended from a stunning piece of walnut wood and come with the hanging hardware for an easy installation. Metallic detail has been meticulously added to select pieces and some designs were created to be perfectly paired, while others are ready to stand alone.

“I love how wonderful the Mini’s look on their own while still have the versatility to hang with other art and not feel crowded. Working to style these smaller fiber art pieces has been so much fun!” -Lauren

UPDATE! Within 24 hours, the collection of Mini Tapestries sold out! Thank you to everyone who included a “Mini” in their space! Thank you to those who have emailed us for more information regarding the next round of Mini’s. A new collection of Canvas With Movement® tapestries will be available at the beginning of November and the next collection of Mini Tapestries will be available shortly after, in December.


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 Mini Tapestry paired with framed art by Carly Kuhn of @thecartorialist in Lauren’s family piano room. Vintage upright piano and bench found on Craigslist. Vintage rug from Jean Palmer Home. Chair with Lauren Williams + Ditto House tapestry-inspired cotton knit throw available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

Mini Tapestry paired with framed art by Carly Kuhn of @thecartorialist in Lauren’s family piano room. Vintage upright piano and bench found on Craigslist. Vintage rug from Jean Palmer Home. Chair with Lauren Williams + Ditto House tapestry-inspired cotton knit throw available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

 A pair of “Revolution” Mini Tapestries positioned over vintage nightstands by Kent Coffey from @theceh. Painting by Lauren Williams, above modern platform bed by West Elm. Tapestry-inspired bedding by Parachute + Lauren Williams, available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

A pair of “Revolution” Mini Tapestries positioned over vintage nightstands by Kent Coffey from @theceh. Painting by Lauren Williams, above modern platform bed by West Elm. Tapestry-inspired bedding by Parachute + Lauren Williams, available online: https://www.laurenwilliamsart.com/store

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Introducing the June Collection!

Each month I release new Canvas With Movement® artwork and this month is an exciting collection of pieces that I cannot wait for you to view! I have developed a new design of tapestries called the “Long Circle” built with my signature Canvas With Movement® yarn in a gray color palette. A blend of wool from both black and white sheep, the gray strands are not dyed, but carefully spun in a perfected proportion, resulting in naturally created gray fibers. The gray strands are suspended from a circular frame in a “perfectly imperfect” form of round fiber art.

Almost 5 years ago when I created my first tapestry, I had the vision of building a canvas but with movement. Although a self-taught painter, I wanted to create a design on my Canvas With Movement® tapestry, and dye seemed to be the best medium. I temporarily abandoned my paints and have spent many years perfecting my dye techniques. I love the fluidity of dye paired with the movement from hundreds of wool strands. My art has taught me to “go with the flow” and release control of my intended design allowing each piece to come alive with the freedom to move.  

As a new style of tapestry formed in the “Long Circle” design, I had the urge to come back to my roots as a painter and push the boundaries of fiber art by actually addressing my tapestry as a canvas and painting it.

You will see in the Long Circle pieces my approach to painting a Canvas With Movement® tapestry. The first Long Circle design expresses my passion for movement and motion in my artwork. Although the painted strands are held in place by two metallic lines, I wanted to convey movement through the painted layers in the design. I incorporated a Jackson Pollock style on the last two of the pieces, which felt very appropriate as Pollock’s works, which came to be known as “drip paintings,” present less a picture than a record of the fluid properties of paint itself.

“Movement” is my inspiration in all my works, and my “Canvas With Movement” fiber art was born because I wanted to create art that had physical movement.   Everything that I create includes some expression of movement and I became fixated on how Jackson Pollock’s art was referred to as “action painting” because of the way he created his pieces. This felt very personal as each of my pieces require massive amounts of physicality to create. From cutting the individual strands, to the building of the 6 foot, often times larger, fiber canvases, there is much labor that goes into creating the base of my pieces before I even approach dyeing or painting my designs.

Beyond the Long Circle designs, there are many pieces that range in style, color and shape. I hope you can feel the movement and passion that goes in to each Canvas With Movement® tapestry. This month offers a collection that I am proud to share with you! Thank you for your interest and support!

Sincerely,
Lauren