MJ Lord

My first small frame loom was a Christmas gift given by my parents when I was about ten, after I saw a floor loom at the home of a friend. I was smitten early! I returned to weaving much later, taking every class and workshop I could find at guilds and craft schools. After trying many cloth weaving structures, I discovered my real obsession with color and pattern and the imagery that is
possible in tapestry, and have focused on tapestry ever since. I was fortunate to take several workshops with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei, who are my primary influences. I am a member of Tapestry Weavers South and the American Tapestry Alliance. My tapestries have been included in a number of juried shows locally, having won awards twice in the Art in Gadsden annual show (27th and 30th annual), and in two juried small tapestry exhibits put on by the ATA (2015 and 2021). I was also so thrilled to have images of two of my tapestries included in Tommye Scanlin’s beautiful new book on tapestry design.


The FTWG website contains records of miniclasses taught from 2019 to the present. This instructor has not taught a miniclass during that period.


The FTWG website contains records of talks given from 2021 to the present. This instructor has not given a talk during that period.