Micala Sidore (Northampton, Massachusetts) studied at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in Paris and has woven and exhibited tapestries for 40 years. She lectures and teaches throughout the world.
Micala Sidore has made a real contribution to all who are creative, who weave and who enjoy viewing the visual arts. The Art is the Cloth' aims to open the eyes and minds of all to the world of tapestry weaving, whether the readers are weavers or non-weavers. Its intention is to give some understanding of the processes involved, its meanings and narratives and to celebrate the breadth and scope of traditional and contemporary tapestry. The photography and reproduction is of the highest standard and I found myself wanting to turn the next page to experience the visual impact and to satisfy my curiosity as to what comes next. Specific pieces made me stop, to look more closely and to seek an understanding and observe in detail what was happening. Contemplation, immersion and sheer enjoyment prevailed. - Michael Crompton, Tapestry Weaver, July 2020