Wendy Weiss

Wendy Weiss

Wendy Weiss is an artist, natural dyer, and weaver who uses natural dyes that she cultivates and collects locally.  She was awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholar Award, to follow-up on a previous Fulbright Award in 2009, to document ikat textiles from an artist’s perspective in India. She is also a past recipient of two Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowships, as well as a Winterthur Residential Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in North America, Europe, and Asia. Wendy is on the editorial team for the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, former board member of the Textile Society of America, and professor emerita of textile design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She teaches workshops on creative applications of warp ikat and natural dye and  collaborates with Jay Kreimer on a range of installation projects using diverse materials.

Workshops

A Garden of Color: Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues

Discover how to use plant dye on wool, exploring how to maximize color from a limited palette gathered from nature, while you play with a multi-shaft loom. Achieve a sumptuous […]

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Red, Yellow and Purple: Using Historic Natural Dye on Wool

Saturday, February 6th~ 2:00-3:30pm EST Saturday, February 13th~ 2:00-3:30pm EST Learn the basics of plant dye on naturally colored wool yarn, develop confidence to create a diverse palette, and plan […]

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Captivating Color: Warp Ikat with Natural Dye on Cotton

Warp ikat is the art of systematically applying dye to selected areas of the warp threads prior to weaving. Participants will learn how to prepare their warp so they can […]

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