Woven Tree Studio

About Woven Tree Studio

About Woven Tree Studio

Awards & Honors:

  • 2018 Award of Merit – “ArtFest” – Fort Myers, FL
  • 2017 Award of Distinction – “Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival” – Pensacola, FL
  • 2017 Juror’s Choice Award – “Columbus Arts Festival” – Columbus, OH
  • 2016 Award of Excellence – “American Craft Council Show” – Saint Paul, MN
  • 2015 Award of Distinction – “Fall Festival of the Arts” – DeLand, FL
  • 2015 Judges Choice Award – “Boardwalk Art Show” – Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2015 Best of Fiber – “Brookside Art Annual” – Kansas City, MO
  • 2014 Semi-finalist 3D – “ArtPrize” – Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2014 Award of Merit – “Boardwalk Art Show” – Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2013 Award of Distinction – “Downtown Festival & Art Show” – Gainesville, FL
  • 2013 Best of Show – “Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival”, Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Best of Category – “Chicago Botanic Garden”, Glencoe, IL
  • 2011 Best of Fiber – “Fine Arts on the River”. Savannah, GA
  • 2011 Best of Show – Sanibel Captiva Lions Art Fair – Sanibel Island, FL
  • 2011 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Purchased four pieces)
  • 2010 Best of Show – “Fine Arts on the River”, Savannah, GA
  • 2010 Best of Fiber – “Fine Arts on the River”, Savannah, GA
  • 2010 Merit Award – “Festival of the Masters”, Disneyworld, FL
  • 2009 3rd Place – “Under the Oaks”, Vero Beach, FL
  • 2008 Best of Show – Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY
  • 2008 Award of Distinction – “Florida National Arts Festival”, Bonita Springs, FL
  • 2007 Work published in “Weaving Without a Loom” by Sarita Rainey
  • 2003 Cover – “Tennessee Association of Craft Artists” Directory
  • 2003 3rd Place – “Summerfair”, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2003 Best Body of Work – Tennessee Assn. of Craft Artists, Nashville, TN
  • 2003 Featured Artist – “Tennessee Crossroads”, Nashville Public Television
  • 2002 3rd Place – “Wildflower Festival of the Arts”, Dahlonega, GA


Corporate Commissions:

Champion Energy Corporation, Greenwich, CT
Ethan Allen, Inc., Danbury, CT
Firestone Plywood Company, Hicksville, NY
Goebel Collectors Club, Tarrytown, NY
James Harrod Amphitheater, Harrodsburg, KY
Kentucky Department of the Arts, Frankfort, KY
Midlantic Bank, Bloomfield, NJ
Reliabank, Estelline, SD
Simon & Schuster Publishing, New York, NY
Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Ijamesville, MD



Bachelor of Arts – Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY
Special Studies: Arts of the South Seas, University of Hawaii, HI
Stained Glass, University of Evansville, IN
Glass Blowing, Southern Illinois University, IL

This website represents the sculptural weavings conceived and produced by mother and son artists, Gloria and Jimmy McRoberts in the Hang-Ups Studio located in Watertown, Tennessee.

The fiber sculptures are hand woven from natural, undyed wool. By utilizing natural fibers as a sculpting medium, our goal is to offer an interpretation of the beauty found in nature with emphasis on the seasonal transformation of trees, the living sculptures. Nature has the unique ability to layer texture and tone to transform a landscape. Delicate rhythms and patterns form powerful sculptural scenes.

 The original technical process presents the viewer with deceptively gentle subject matter. Soft, richly layered landscapes of wool invite quiet contemplation, with appreciation of nature’s linear artistry through the structural element of tree branches. We strive to present works of art that are visually dynamic, conceptually intriguing, and evoke feelings of peace and tranquility.

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