Skip to main content
  • Share
Visual Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies

Sandy Creek Weavers

About the Artist

Since 1998 Victoria Sowers has been known professionally as Sandy Creek Weavers. On historic utilitarian looms she creates contemporary works of art. Victoria is renowned throughout the Southeastern U.S. for school/community weaving residenies capturing "time in a tapestry". Her unique approach to "storytelling" through tapestry making has been noted by news media everywhere she appears. Along with School/Community residencies her specialities are rugs, tapestres, wall hangings and memorial weavings. 

The central focus of a fiber artist residency is hands on weaving by the participants. The overarching goal is to keep alive an ancient art form and help students/community members make connections with weaving through art, math, history, language, social studies and craftsmanship. Residencies include the design and weaving of a large tapestry (9-12 ft. long), woven on a 200 year old loom, which incorporates items of sentimental value contributed by students, teachers and staff to be left on permanent display at the school. The weaving becomes a Fabric Time Capsule representing that time in the school's history.

Grade LevelsK-12, Adults
Maximums25 +/- per class , 4-5 days
Special Populations

All are appropriate 

Technical Requirements

Classroom (private) with enough space for the 6' x 6' x 4' loom, tables and chairs for students (preferably 6-8 ft. tables or tables that are connectable). Two 6-8ft tables for materials. (Counter tops work as well)

Total Fee4-day residency- $2,000 / 5-day residency- $2,500
School Portion4-day residency- $667 / 5-day residency- $833

Focus group in schools/open groups in community includes individual weaving by participants on a lap loom designing and weaving their own personal weaving(s) to take home

Grade LevelsK-12, Adults
Maximums25 +/- per day, 4-5 days
Special Populations

All are appropriate 

Technical Requirements

Private classroom with enough space for the 6' x 6' x 4' loom, tables and chairs for students (preferably 6-8 ft. tables or tables that are connectable). Two 6-8ft tables for materials. (Counter tops work as well)

Total Fee4-day residency- $2000 / 5-day residency-$2,500
School Portion4-day residency- $667 / 5-day residency- $833

References

  • Laura Stevenson Daskal, Co-Treasurer on the Board of Directors/Executive Director, Arts Richmond, 910-997-6008
  • Helen Meyer, Program Coordinator, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, 919-839-1498 ext. 210

Website

www.sandycreekweavers.com