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Dalsheimer’s documentary is an intricately woven texture of images, words and music as contemplative and lyrical as any one of Heyden’s own works. Filmed over the course of a year, nothing about this production is hurried. The experiences of life, which shape a life, are both gradually revealed and poignantly evident as the seasons change and time moves on… rendering this inspiring portrait all the stronger and deeper for that. Like Heyden’s life and work, this is a documentary of considerable integrity.
– Sue Lawty

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Silvia Heyden’s limited edition classic, The Making of Modern Tapestry, is available as a DVD/Book bundle. Visit our Home Use order page for more details and to place an order. Here’s a nice review.

The film is also available on Kanopy, an on-demand streaming service for educational institutions. Students and faculty can preview and view the film here.

A Weaverly Path
62 minutes    |    hd    |    16×9    |    color    |    ntsc   |  English w/English subtitles

A wonderful film for anyone interested in understanding the value of a creative life well lived. The film reflects the rhythm of weaving — a slowing down that leads to a deep seeded peace and joy. And it draws us in, to experience a perspective sorely needed in this era of seemingly endless distractions. I especially recommend A Weaverly Path to college and high school level Art Schools, as well as to Fiber Art Guilds and appreciators of fine craft.
– Claire Campbell Park, author of “Creating with Reverence; Art, Diversity, Culture and Soul”

By the end of this absorbing portrait of the artist – marked by gorgeous camerawork and thoughtful editing – viewers begin to truly see Heyden’s interconnected world of beauty, sound, and movement. Highly recommended!
– Video Librarian

This sensitive and fascinating portrait reveals the union of creative mind and creative hands that is the sum of Heyden’s work

We are happy to be offering Silvia Heyden’s book, The Making of Modern Tapestry as part of a DVD/Book bundle. Learn more here.
– Joan Baxter, Tapestry Weaver

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  • DVDs are leased for the life of the DVD. Once purchased, leased DVDs are licensed for direct projection only by the acquiring institution, educational organization or independent professionals. Home use versions are licensed for personal, in-home use only.
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A portion of all DVD and Blu–ray sales will be donated to the Eno River Association,  whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Eno River Basin.