Trouble in Tennessee


cotton and wool

60” L x 25.5” W

Tennessee Trouble is a weaving pattern that was woven in East Tennessee in the early 1900s. This weaving was woven on a floor loom in the Tennessee Trouble structure. A closer look at the top of the weaving reveals part of the Tennessee Trouble pattern that is only visible at an angle. The inclusion of orange thread relates to the orange and white checkerboard pattern that is common in Tennessee. Once woven, the weaving was dragged around parts of Chicago and Jefferson City. The weaving now lives on the Holston River, where I consider home.