10.5” x 48”
This hand woven table runner was created for Cranbrook’s Brought to the Table show, and featured in Academy’s historic Smith House. The textile was designed based on the plethora of greeting cards Sarah Smith received, now in the Cranbrook Museum archives, thanking her for her lovely Sunday luncheons. Machine wash on gentle cycle, air dry.
Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Flat rate domestic shipping available for $15.
Rachel Wittels is an artist and art teacher from Rochester, New York. She earned her BS/MS.ED in Art Education with a minor in technical theater costuming from Nazareth College in Rochester. Relocating in 2017, Wittels spent four years as an emerging artist and art educator living in New York City. Teaching high school art at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, & Performing Arts, she primarily worked with students on fashion and digital arts, and fostered community partnerships with institutions such the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Marc Jacobs Fashion Company. Complementing her teaching, she studied textile arts across the city and in her Harlem studio, focusing on weaving, craftship, and how these processes can build relationships and community. Her most recent juried exhibitions include Threads that Bind with Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York, and Brush, Needle, Loom…Exhibit, an exhibition of women artists at the SLA Art Space gallery in Chelsea, New York, and Brought to the Table in Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Historic Smith house. Her most recent relocation to Detroit, Michigan in fall of 2021 is in pursuit of her MFA with the class of 2023, housed within the Fiber Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.