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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

From Jerusalem To Raleigh

  • 8 Jun 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC


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From Jerusalem To Raleigh

Neal Howard

 Collaboration with Sari Srulovitch, a silversmith from Jerusalem, Isarel specializing in Judaica. Commissioned to create a Torah crown and shield for the Judaic collection in the North Carolina Museum of Art,  her vision for the work included mantels (the cloth that covers the Torah) in three traditional colorways. Wanting them handwoven and hand-dyed in an ombré fashion from silk, we were brought together by the NC Museum of Art. Our collaboration also included Ruth Cox a fine artist, art restorer, and the seamstress for our project. She lives in Durham, NC

Neal Howard is a fine art weaver with over thirty years of professional experience in the transformation of raw silk fibers into skeins and swaths of dynamic color. Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Guilford College, an Associates degree in Professional Crafts/Fiber from Haywood Community College, and a Certificate in Theology from the School of Theology, the University of the South. Neal Howard lives and works in the picturesque mountains of Western North Carolina  Her award winning work is exhibited at venues across the southeastern United States. 

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