The Nature of Things: Essays of a Tapestry Weaver releases today! We know you’ve eagerly awaited this debut tapestry memoir and now, it can finally be yours. Here’s everything you need to know before you walk through Appalachia with Tommye McClure Scanlin.
The Nature of Things: Essays of a Tapestry Weaver
By Tommye McClure Scanlin
Foreword by Philis Alvic
“If you have ever appreciated a work of art, please read The Nature of Things by Tommye McClure Scanlin. Scanlin, a skilled tapestry weaver, is an equally skilled writer. In writing about her personal journey to art, she manages to capture the universal journey—the highs, the lows, and the intimacy of all who create things, no matter what the medium.”—Nancy Peacock, author of The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson
“Tommye McClure Scanlin invites us into her artist’s life—her walks in the woods, her doubts and decisions, the colors and threads of her days. This is a book to savor—and return to again and again.”—Carol Polsgrove, author of It Wasn’t Pretty, Folks, But Didn’t We Have Fun: Esquire in the Sixties
“What a welcoming and generous book—every essay a gentle invitation to walk in Tommy’s tapestry footsteps, to see the world with her discerning weaver’s eye and share how, with warp, weft, words and images, she twines her life and beliefs with the natural world she loves so well. It leaves me feeling hopeful and freshly energetic as I tread my own path.”—Sarah C. Swett