Select Page
Meet the Artist - Charles Hadley Blanchard

Charles Hadley Blanchard

Charles Blanchard has been active as a weaver and artisan since he began his career in an artists’ community in Georgia in the late 1960’s. Since that time he has integrated many of the world’s weaving traditions and techniques into his unique work. His initial interest was in reproducing traditional Early American patterns in fine linen. Soon he was inspired by saddle blanket designs and their use also as area rugs and wall displays.

Charles has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa and Asia where he has studied and been influenced by the delicate grass weavings and dance mats of West Africa, the bold colours and designs of cotton dhurries of India and the exotic geometric patterns of Nepalese and Tibetan prayer rugs. The elegant designs of the Celts as well as Islam similarly influence his work.

Charles designs unique, one-of-a-kind area rugs and weaves them on a Harrisville Rug Loom. His hand-woven area rugs are a heavy, weft-face twill in a size attractive for home use as wall hangings, prayer rugs or yoga mats. His use of colours and designs spans the range from bold and dramatic to subtle and intricate.

Charles was born in 1947 and was raised in Springfield, Illinois. He received his BA in literature from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and his MA in Communications from the University of Illinois, Springfield. He taught English in the Peace Corps in Cameroon, West Africa.

Charles works with a variety of fibers including linen, many kinds of wool, silk, alpaca and worsted acrylic. His pieces are available for purchase from his extensive inventory or by commission.


scroll down

G#9ArrowDown_1i72

To view Charles Hadley Blanchard’s
collection of handwoven rugs and tapestries

Click Images for larger views, details, dimensions and price.

You can see more of Charles’ weavings in his studio, DYBERRY WEAVER, on Main Street in Narrowsburg, New York

Handwoven Rugs & Tapestries
by Charles Hadley Blanchard

Click any image for full details, more photos, price and shipping info.

Golden Earthtones Fiber Art by Charles H. Blanchard

Golden Earth Weaving
click for details

gno9_chblanchard_winered_mohairart_fluffysidedetail12i72
Mohair Luscious Red Wines Weaving
click for details

gno9_chblanchard_purpleeggplantmohairart_fluffysidedetail12i72
Mohair Deep Eggplant Maroons Weaving
click for details

Multi Color black Golds abstract fiber art by Charles H. Blanchard
Multi Color Abstract Weaving
click for details

Undulating Blues fiber art by Charles H. Blanchard
Undulating Blues
click for details

gno9_chblanchard_peacockbluegreens_mohairart_fluffysidedetail12i72
Mohair Peacock Blue Greens Weaving
click for details

Fiber Art Golden Earthtones Geometric Patterns by Charles Hadley Blanchard.

Golden Earthtones Weaving
click for details

Hearth Fire Red Weaving by Charles H. Blanchard
Hearth Fire Red Weaving
click for details

gno9_chblanchard_warmbrownmohairart-fluffyside_12idetail
Mohair Warm Autumn Browns Weaving
click for details