Vermont artist Elinor Steele creates contemporary hand-woven tapestries from her original designs including abstract and impressionistic images, landscapes, architectural and geometric compositions.
Working from a small scale printed color drawing and a full sized “cartoon” or line pattern she interprets her designs while weaving by hand on a high-warp loom using traditional tapestry techniques. Combining several strands from a large palette of wool yarns to achieve the desired colors and gradients, she takes full advantage of the rich tone and texture that are inherent in the medium.
The award-winning artist has been represented in national and international exhibitions and has been commissioned to create numerous works for corporate, healthcare, and residential settings. She studied Fine Art at the University of New Hampshire and Tapestry with Archie Brennan at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.