Faye Toogood Joins Forces with CC-Tapis to Translate Abstract Tapestries into Rugs
With a tendency to tinker, Faye Toogood flirts with fabrications until her vision is fulfilled. Which may explain why it took a year of give-
and-take with CC-Tapis for the multifaceted artist-designer to translate her abstract tapestries into rugs. It was worth the wait for Doodles, a playful series so named for the scribbly surfaces of the six designs. Fine and thick yarns of Himalayan wool in 40 dye colors are hand-knotted in Nepal, the pile hand-cut into organic shapes of varied heights and textures, then hand-stitched with graphic cotton detail. Her freethinking approach extends to pattern titles, with intriguing designations like Reclining Figure, Interior With Table, and Seated Nude sure to trigger reverse-Rorschach ruminations.