A Garden of Color: Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues

August 13 - August 17, 2021

A Garden of Color: Weaving Wool in Naturally Dyed Hues

$755.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $110
Registration Fee: $30

Learn about plant dye on wool, exploring how to maximize color in a limited palette of colors gathered from nature, while you play with a multi-shaft loom. Achieve a sumptuous array of colors in an ikat influenced dyed set of stripes on a single warp. Explore weave structures on a four or eight harness loom and learn how to read a draft from a collection provided in class and develop your own modifications. You will combine a variety of weave structures and weft colors using your specific threading to weave up a soft, colorful shawl.

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Wendy Weiss

Wendy Weiss is an artist, natural dyer, and weaver who uses natural dyes that she cultivates and collects locally. She is a recipient of two Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowships, as well as a Winterthur Residential Fellowship. Her work is exhibited in solo and group shows in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is senior editor for the Textile Society of America and former board member and professor emerita of textile design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She teaches workshops on creative applications of warp ikat and natural dye. She collaborates with Jay Kreimer on a range of installation projects using diverse materials.

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