TABITHA GILMORE-BARNES has been weaving since 1980, creating handwoven textiles for thewardrobe and home. Since 1990, with a move to Delaware County, NY (in the Catskill Region), she added handspun locally sourced wool and alpaca yarns to her business. She sells her products through the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild (Margaretville), Catskill Regional Harvest, (Andes), and the newly re-opened BLINK Gallery (Andes). In January 2018, she joined the Tapestry Alliance, and through the mentor-mentee program is strengthening her tapestry weaving skills to create woven artwork. She has participated in the AMR Open Studios Tour since 2012.
Her tag line “BRING HOME THE COLORS OF THE CATSKILLS” ™ reflects how much the surrounding beauty and studio views influence her creativity. By dyeing, with non-toxic dyes, locally sourced wools in small amounts, she purposely allows for subtle color variations in the 1-2lb balls of rovings. She had spins these into 3oz balls, and sells them individually and as Weekend Craft Kits, or uses them in her woven products.
Studio Visits are by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org or 607 326 7662.