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Welcome to

Balancing Point, a place and a process

Stop by the Shaker Sq. Farmer's Market 2nd and 4th Saturdays, weather permitting, Autumn 2019, 8am-Noon, or email to stop in the studio in Cleveland Hts. 

                                                      Joanna Ettorre

Knitweaving: Painting with loops and lines

Tapestries, Mandalas, and wearable accessories


In varying mixes of knitweaving and crochet, these round tapestries begin  woven on a knitting loom,  and  then mounted on a metal ring, to be embellished by crochet with gemstone chips and beads.  

squared/rectangle Tapestries

The beauty of knitweaving lets me choose what background, free-formed row by row, can be created, then mounted on a porous background.  Building up layers of applied fibers with crochet, needlefelting, and occasionally embroidery, I could go on indefinitely

Fiber/gemstone accessories

When a striking colorway gets leftover from a tapestry series (I marinate them with existing and hand-painted fibers like an exquisitely chosen meal), I sometimes capture it in small pendants and pins to ease my way out of a series that needs to end, to help me let it go.

Series available in 2019, samples of custom pieces you can help design.

email for details, or to schedule a studio visit

Deep Woods mandala, seasonal tributes to the trees we love

5" and 6" pieces, $30-45 

Key of Sea mini-tapestries, inspired by the edge of moving waters

Priced $30 and up

Drop of Fire mandala, inspired by lava sites and inner fires. 

$40 ea.,   Three 5"x7" panels -- $110 and up

2019, samples of current work

Deep Woods series

Key of Sea 5"x 7" series

Deep Woods 5"x7" series

Drop of Fire series


Some favorites in the current series:


Thanks for taking the time to reach out....to continue a conversation about a custom project, to schedule a studio visit, or to send me a pic of the new home one of my tapestries has found, use the form below.