Where in the world is Rebecca?
If you're in my online classes and you haven't heard from me in a few days, check below to see if I have a scheduled day off. Of course sometimes I do miss emails or questions in the courses, so if you know I'm around and I don't answer within a day or two, let me know!* If you're not a member of my online school, expect a much longer response time (or jump into an online class if you have questions about tapestry weaving!).
Remember that there are extensive FAQ pages on my website here: https://rebeccamezoff.com/faq
There is a menu on the left side of the page that links to various pages.
Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge
I’m happy to announce that my tapestry, Displaced: Refugee Blanket has won the First Place Teitelbaum Award in this show. This show is the American Tapestry Alliance’s small format international juried biennial show. Show dates can be found on my exhibitions page.
I will post photos of the piece after the opening at the first venue in Natchitoches, Louisiana on May 27th. The work is about the world-wide immigration crisis and the particular distress of individual humans as marked in the blankets they are handed when they step off a boat or through a fence or are living in a refugee camp, sometimes for decades. It is about human survival and the struggle to create a better life. It is also about the USA’s participation in creating many of these refugee crises.
ATA’s new video: January 2019
The American Tapestry Alliance released this beautiful video. It is worth a watch.
Use a comcast.net email address?
Please see the announcement at the end of this page.
My first book is ready to order! Untangled: A Crafty Sheep's Guide to Tapestry Weaving is a short book with some of the tapestry tips I give students in workshops. It is illustrated a my very talented children's book illustrator, Molly McNeece. You can see the Table of Contents and a few images HERE.
December 2018 notice:
I have found a new printer for this book. It will be re-released in 2019. Watch my newsletter (sign up below) and THIS page of my website for up-to-date details.
Free webinar with Sarah C. Swett and Rebecca Mezoff, November 15, 2018
The webinar was a lot of fun. You can watch the replay HERE.
Which online classes does Rebecca answer questions in?
I love teaching and that sometimes leads me to answer questions in courses I have said I wouldn’t. And that has caused confusion. I apologize for this and will attempt to stick to the following breakdown.
Courses I do NOT answer questions
Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms
Self-directed Warp and Weft
Self-directed Color Gradation Techniques
Courses I DO answer questions
All-in-One Warp and Weft
Warp and Weft, Part 1
Warp and Weft, Part 2
Warp and Weft, Part 3
Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry
All 6 individual parts of CGT
Problems with comcast.net email addresses
If you use a Comcast email address and you're emailing me but aren't getting a response, I'm answering but you're not getting my email. There is a known problem between Comcast and Gmail and since all my email goes through Gmail accounts, I'm spending a lot of time replying to questions only to have you email me again with the same question a day later. I will only answer questions from a comcast account once... and I might send a test email before spending time typing a whole response. If you didn't get a reply to your inquiry, please check your spam filter, but in my experience, the emails just never reach you at all. If you use a comcast email address, please use an alternative email address to contact me if at all possible. Gmail is nice.
December 2018: A kind student did some research into this Comcast situation because he uses a comcast.net email address and he found that my emails bounce because I include URLs to my website or anything else you might have asked about in the body or footer of the email. There is a way to keep Comcast from bouncing the email to spam.
Go to the email server at Comcast.
When you are at the email section click on the little gear in the upper right corner. This brings up a screen with settings.
Click on Advanced Settings. On the right hand side of the screen you will see a bunch of settings. At the bottom is a check box called “Enable spam filtering”. Uncheck this box.
It may look something like the screen shot below.
You can contact me reliably at THIS page on my website. If you choose not to disable the spam filter for Comcast, then please give me a non-Comcast email to respond do. If I notice you have a Comcast email and have no other option, I will strip all URLs out of the email which can make it difficult for me to answer your question!
Course questions are not affected.
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