Hi, I'm Vera L Hazelgrove,
My hand woven Tapestries are identified with the Studio name "VERMIRO".
I studied Textile Design 4 years full time at the Textilfachschule in Vienna (Austria).
Afterwards I worked for 6 months at the "Gobelin Manufactur" in Vienna,
I learned how to do restauration work on 17th century tapestries.
Though I never got the chance to do any actual weaving there,
those old tapestries left a lasting impression on me!
After that I worked as Commmercial Artist for a department store and
later immigrated to Australia. After that my children kept me busy.
I started tapestry weaving in the early eighties
trough rather difficult times where my time was mostly not my own,
but weaving was the silvery thread of beauty and harmony.
I had a solo exhibition in Adelaide and later participated in different
collective exhibitions. With my husbands help I held work shops too.
I was nominated twice for the "Award for the Pursuit of Excellence" (BHP),
and spent one year as tapestry weaver in residence at the old "Jam Factory"
in Adelaide. After that I kept teaching tapestry weaving privately at my home.
I was introduced to spinning by the SA Guild for Hand spinners & weavers
and have never stopped since.
I am vision impaired and only have a small amount of tunnel vision left
(which is just great for weaving Tapestry :-)
I am very fortunate to have an RSB Guide dog
named Yeva, to help me when I go out and about.
To see my blog with work in progress click here