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Textiles B Summer Session 2

Textiles Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Beth Ross Johnson
Reuse, Recycle: Sakiori, Sashiko, and Boro

All weaving traditions have ways to recycle worn cloth into new textiles. In this floor-loom weaving workshop, we’ll look to the Japanese folk technique of sakiori and zanshi for inspiration as we use rags and leftover threads to create fabrics for clothing, bags, and other domestic textile items. We’ll also explore the possibilities of sashiko and boro stitching to mend, reinforce, or embellish fabrics and set up an indigo vat to overdye our fabrics. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; teaching, Campbell Folk School (NC), Nantahala School for the Arts (NC), Haywood Community College (NC), Great Tree Zen Temple (NC); exhibitions: Tryon Center for the Arts (NC), Piedmont Crafts (NC), Busan Calligraphy Biennale (Korea), Webster University (MO).

fabric in an oatmeal shade with colorful woven details
Beth Ross Johnson, detail of "Zanshi Yardage," natural colored cotton, leftover ikat threads with natural dyes, 24 epi, 12 x 16 inches shown