A Weaverly Path. Documentary about Silvia Heyden by Kenny Dalsheimer
A Weaverly Path offers an intimate, visually stunning portrait of Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden and captures the inner dialogue and meditations of an extraordinary artist in the moments of creation. The film follows Heyden during a year of weaving and reflection. Heyden creates works inspired by the Eno River in Durham, North Carolina and shares how nature, music, her Bauhaus influences, and her life experiences anchor and inform her weaving. Heyden is a 20th century modernist whose body of work redefines the art of modern tapestry.
At eighty-three years young, Heyden continues to weave each day at her loom; and after producing more than 800 tapestries, she is passionate about sharing her philosophy and approach to her creative process and passing on this knowledge to the next generation of tapestry weavers.