Fiber ConFigurations by Trudy Thomson and Dawn Hummer in the Nicholson Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The show, titled “Fiber ConFigurations”, presents the work of two artists who configure and structure their fiber art works in many different ways. Trudy Thomson’s tapestry and Dawn Hummer’s Saori work on display represents many different ways to “configure” and structure fiber art works.

Trudy Thomson’s techniques include: Tapestry using traditional stitches, Rya Rug references, Double Weave, and even woven marbled strips.

Dawn Hummer’s techniques include: Saori Woven Wall Hangings, CinqueTerre, Deconstructed Canvas and Photos, Bamboo and Woven Farm Implements, Macrame, Tree Branch Construction with Suspended Birds.

During the reception handwoven baskets as well as wearable art will be on display and for sale.

Artist Statement and Background Information for Trudy Thomson
“I am drawn to the rhythms and patterns found in nature, its random features, sometimes repetitive, sometimes sequential, or undulating. My tapestry explores cross currents of color, the pulsing of fibers, and shifts in hue. I explore traditional and contemporary fabric structures, including tapestries that use interlocked, soumak and Egyptian weaves.

Trudy Thomson is on the Orange County Artists Guild board and serves as Liaison for Studio Tour. She is a member of Durham Art Guild, Triangle Visual Artists, Artspace in Raleigh, and on display at NC Crafts Gallery.

View the variety of her work at:

Artist Statement and Background Information for Dawn Hummer
Aesthetic principles of asymmetry, simplicity and wabi-sabi, fused with whimsical deconstruction in design and process are joyful and identifiable statements within each woven piece. Each piece begins with a single hand-warped fiber sequence of 100’s of sustainable and often hand-dyed textural threads meticulously threaded beamed on a multiple harness floor loom.

Dawn Hummer is on the Orange County Artist Guild board and serves as Liaison for Internal Affairs (membership). She is a member of Pleiades Art Guild, Triangle Weavers Guild, American Craft Council, Durham Art Guild, Handweavers Guild of America, National Basketry Association, owner of Saori Song Weaving Studio in Chapel Hill, NC.

View the variety of her work at:

Exhibition runs October 1st-31st, 2019