Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Sandhill Cranes

Mary standing with one her recent ikats, Crane Count Week No. 7. This is the first of a series of Great Plains pictorial landscapes Mary is rendering in weft ikat.

latest news

Mary to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Visual Arts



Mary Zicafoose was recently notified that she is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Visual Arts from the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards at the 18th annual ceremony on February 18, 2024. She is incredibly grateful to be receiving this honor! If you'd like to attend the ceremony, you can purchase tickets for the event here


Latest Episode of The Long Thread Podcast Features Mary

The Long Thread podcast recently asked Mary to join them to discuss her ikat work. Listen using your podcast player at @longthreadmedia, or via their website.


The Capricorn Plate Tapestry Headed to Embassy

The Capricorn Plate Tapestry has been selected by Ambassador Brewer to be included in the collection of the US Embassy in Lesotho Africa. This is Mary's seventeenth contribution to the US Art In Embassy Program worldwide.


Mary Zicafoose: Midway Film Release

The long-awaited documentary film about Mary's life and career has been released. Director Jeffrey Hahn combines the testimony of Mary's peers and friends, with the narrative of her artist's journey, to recount a colorful exploration of the virtuoso, teacher, and woman that is Mary Zicafoose.

Watch the film


Ikat Book Sale

Mary's first book, Ikat: The Essential Guide to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth was released by Penguin Random House in 2020. This inspirational book features both natural and synthetic dye formulas and processes, in addition to instructional ikat projects.

Purchase your copy today!

Mary is working on a companion ikat volume that will be available for purchase in 2025.


Schacht Spindle interviews Mary for Spinning & Weaving Week

Jane Patrick of Schacht Spindle Company interviews Mary in a segment "The World is Begging to Become a More Beautiful Place".

Watch the interview


Follow Mary on Facebook

To see what's new and happening in the Mary Zicafoose Textiles studio, "Like" the Mary Zicafoose Textile Facebook page.

events schedule 

  • April 1-15, 2024
    Andean Textile Arts
    Bolivia Textile Tour
  • May 9-11, 2024
    Eugene Textile Center
    Eugene, OR
    Vibrant Rugs Workshop
  • May 12-14, 2024
    Eugene Textile Center
    Eugene, OR
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Workshop, Version 2
  • July 11-12, 2024
    Convergence 2024
    Handweavers Guild of America
    Wichita, KS
    Ikat Warp Shifting Techniques Seminar
    Ikat: The Power of Pattern Seminar
  • August 1, 2024
    Northland Weaver's Guild
    Mary Zicafoose: Notes From the Field Presentation
    Traverse City, MI
  • September 12-14, 2024
    Mary Meigs Atwater Guild of Utah
    Shifted Warp Ikat Workshop
  • September 16, 2024
    Madison Weaver's Guild
    Mary Zicafoose: Notes From the Field Presentation
    Madison, WI
  • October 19, 2024
    Ak-Sar-Ben Ball
    Court of Honor Induction
  • October 25-27, 2024
    Madison Weaver's Guild
    Ikat Scarf Workshop
    Madison, WI
  • January 17, 2025
    Olympia Weaver's Guild
    Mary Zicafoose: Notes From the Field Zoom Lecture
    followed by Four-Session Zoom Workshop
  • May 3-6, 2025
    Baltimore Weaver's Guild
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf Lecture and Workshop
  • May 9-10, 2025
    Northern Colorado Weaver's Guild
    Color and Dyeing Zoom Lecture
  • April-June, 2025
    Double Vision: Mary Zicafoose and Jane Carney
    Gallery 1516
  • August 20-24, 2025
    Sanborn Mills Farm
    Loudon, NH
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf Workshop
  • September 17-20, 2025
    Whatcom Weaver's Guild
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf Lecture and Workshop
  • May 14-17, 2026
    CNCH Conference
    Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
    Vibrant Rug Workshop
  • September 16-20, 2026
    Bainbridge Barn
    Dyeing Wool For the Wow, 9/16
    Vibrant Rugs, 9/17-9/20

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