TEXTILES FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
The Ikat Portfolio: Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth
This workshop will cover the basic templates for creating warp, weft, and double-ikat cloth. Daily demonstrations and weekly weaving projects will teach a broad range of resist-dye processes and approaches drawing from many ikat makers and the diverse cultural expressions of global ikat. Class assignments will include designing cloth using multiple-resist wrapping sequences and dye baths, building visual complexity through a selection of warp-shifting methods, exploring woven narrative imagery, and using ikat as a vehicle for contemporary art/cloth making. We’ll also explore possibilities for incorporating ikat wrapping structures into sculpture. Our study will be enriched by virtual presentations from several contemporary American ikat artists. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.
Studio artist; co-director emeritus of the American Tapestry Alliance; teaching: St. Mary’s College (IN), Maiwa (Vancouver, BC), Arrowmont (TN), Penland; exhibitions: “Craft Forms 2021” at Wayne Art Center (PA), Moreau Galleries (IN), University of Mississippi Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (CA); collections: Museum of Nebraska Art, United States Art in Embassies Collections globally; author of Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth (Penguin Random House).
NOTE: This workshop takes place in a second-floor walk-up studio that is made partially accessible by a stairlift.