Terry Olson describes herself as a “maker” obsessed with tapestry. Terry enjoys the fact that tapestry is an art medium that is constructed. It is not added to the surface of a material like paint or embroidery. As the tapestry is built, the image appears.
Terry loves to experiment with techniques, designs, colors and form. She finds inspiration teaching at Damascus Fiber Arts School, looking out the windows at home, and on her travels.
Terry weaves on a variety of simple looms and hand-dyes much of the wool she uses for weft. She taught tapestry workshops at the 2013 ANWG Conference in Bellingham, WA and gives workshops at DFAS most summers. She occasionally facets gemstones and is often in her woodshop making weaving tools and furniture or working outdoors on the hillside.
Terry has been weaving tapestry for about 25 years and teaching for 17 years.