TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023
Joy Boutrup and Catharine Ellis
Intersecting Processes: Weaving and Natural Dyeing
During this weaving and dyeing workshop, students will experiment freely with fibers, weave structures, and natural dyes. We’ll use appropriate processes for mordanting and dyeing both protein and cellulose fibers, while also investigating the possibilities of cross dyeing. We’ll explore the use of resists such as ikat, woven shibori, and traditional shibori. Our color palette will consist of classical dyes—including indigo, weld, madder, and cochineal—known for their lightfast qualities and longevity. Students can expect to complete a collection of samples and a finished piece, if desired. Our focus will be on learning, experimentation, and idea development. Intermediate/advanced level: students should be able to warp a loom and weave independently. Second-floor textiles studio.
Note: The studio fee for this workshop is estimated at $200.
Catharine: studio artist, educator; teaching: Haywood Community College (NC), Convergence (TN), Sanborn Mills Farm (NH), Eugene Textiles Center (OR), Campbell Folk School (NC), Penland; exhibitions: Blue Spiral I (NC), Fuller Craft Museum (MA), Penland Gallery; author of Woven Shibori (Interweave Press), co-author of The Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer).
Joy: textile engineer, chemist, teacher at Designskolen Kolding (Denmark); co-author of The Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer).