X-Bonnie Tarses

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Bonnie Tarses has been weaving since 1960. Inspired by ethnic textiles, color symbolism, and the non-verbal language of color woven as joyous prayer, Bonnie specializes in one-of-a-kind art cloth and private commissions. She operated her studio in Seattle from 1980 to 2010 where she perfected her original techniques: Color Horoscope Weaving and Woven Words and developed a new slant to the ancient technique of Ikat. Bonnie began teaching these techniques in the early 90’s, and in 2010 she returned to Montana to continue her weaving journey.

Bonnie’s work appears in homes and on bodies all over the world and in addition to sharing her love of weaving by presenting innovative workshops and lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bonnie’s current focus is collaborative weaving projects for the betterment of the greater community. To find out more and see images of her work, visit her website.