Rebecca creates one of a kind tapestries and "mapestries" (map + tapestry) to pay homage to the special places in people's lives. Each piece is created using primarily hand spun, hand dyed, recycled and upcycled fibre to create a truly unique, bohemian inspired tapestry.
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Hi! I’m Rebecca Riel, but most people just call me Becca and you can too now that we’re friends.
I love the process of creating. It's so fun to bring something in your head to life. You start with a basket of yarn and end up with a tapestry you can hang on your wall!
About a year after I learned to weave, I had the idea to weave a Manitoba "mapestry" and people around me started asking me if they could buy them. Suddenly I had a list of people asking for them and I haven't stopped since!
Winnipeg has so many talented artisans and Rebecca is one of them! My experience creating a custom project was a dream from start to finish.
The result of what I ordered greatly exceeded my expectations - looking at it simply isn’t enough, you have to feel the texture of her work to truly appreciate it.
I could not be happier with the quality of craftsmanship as well as how lovely the lady behind the loom was to speak with when putting my order through.
Most of my tapestries are commissioned these days, but I do have some pieces in stock. Click Shop in the menu above or below, or check here to see upcoming events and where I'll be popping up next in Manitoba.