TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 6
JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
Marianne Fairbanks and Sofia Hagstrom Møller
Color and Blocks
Students in this workshop will learn (or review) the fundamentals of weaving, including project planning, measuring, winding warps, dressing looms, calculating sett, and drafting on paper and the computer. We’ll explore yarn dyeing in gradients on cellulose fibers with reactive dyes. Hand-dyed colors in the yarn will lay the foundation for the block structures we’ll design and the nuances of color interaction in warp and weft. Each student will draft—on paper and digitally—specific combinations of block weaves in which groups of warp and weft threads produce two different-looking interlacements. Starting with these fundamentals, we’ll explore weaving as a medium capable of expressing ideas through pattern, color, structure, and material. Each person will be encouraged to use this material to address their individual aesthetic interests. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.
Marianne: associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison; residency: Danish Artists Workshop; exhibitions: Officinet (Copenhagen), Copenhagen Contemporary, RAM Gallery (Oslo), Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft (Sweden), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC).
mariannefairbanks.com | @mariannefairbanks
Sofia: studio artist; teaching: Funen Art Academy (Denmark), Skals håndarbejdsseminarium (Denmark), Rødding højskole (Denmark), Greve Weavingshool (Denmark), Kea (Copenhagen); exhibitions: Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery (WI), Officinet (Copenhagen).