TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Drawing with Bobbin Lace
Beginning with the basics of the “cross” and the “twist,” we’ll explore the limitless potential of bobbin lace as a pictorial medium. Through the careful construction of these standard, off-the-loom weavings, we’ll discover line, tone, texture, and pattern and begin to design our own creations. Students will learn to read bobbin lace patterns and to make their own bobbin lace value scales, patterning, and designs. Students may choose to work intuitively to create abstract explorations of texture and pattern or they might deconstruct images into value and shade to create analog pixel images in lace! This work requires close-distance vision; please come prepared. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.
Studio Artist; teaching: Maryland Institute College of Art, Johns Hopkins University (MD), Stevenson University (MD), Campbell Folk School (NC); residencies: Arrowmont (TN), Jacquard Center (NC), Penland Winter Residency; lectures: George Mason University (VA), College Art Association (NY); exhibitions: Blue Spiral I (NC), Loyola University (MD), San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (CA), Visual Arts Center (TX).