General Meeting, Saturday, October 3, 2020
"The Intersection of Weaving and Dyeing with Catharine Ellis" Challenge
Zoom Virtual Meeting
DHSG General Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Guest lecturer's video presentation to start at 11:00 am
Although weaving and dyeing are two distinct textile skills, through the combination and integration of these processes one can vastly expand their design vocabulary. The result is a more complex and personalized finished textile. Applications for these weave/dye combinations include ikat, woven shibori, and cross dyeing. The primary focus of this talk will be the use of natural dyes, but synthetic dye use is also applicable. Catharine will share her thought process, her dye choices, and talk about the evolution of her woven and dyed work over more than 40 years..
Catharine Ellis has been making textiles for over 40 years. Her work most often combines both weaving and dyeing. She taught the Professional Crafts Fiber Program at Haywood Community College for 30 years. For the last dozen years, her focus has been primarily on natural dyeing as she continues to research and develop new applications for the use of natural colorants in her own textiles and for her teaching. Catharine is the author of Woven Shibori, (Interweave Press, 2005, 2015) and The Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer Press, 2019) with co-author Joy Boutrup. Her work has been exhibited in venues worldwide and she teaches internationally. Catharine’s current “Garden Series” combines plant dyes harvested from her garden with her weaving
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