June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019
This workshop focuses on experimental approaches to knit objects and spaces. Students will explore building from traditions in interlacing (knit, crochet and netting) and pre- and post-construction processes (spinning, fulling/felting) discovering unconventional materials, approaches and contexts. You will begin with foundations of the cloth, fiber and potential energy and discover traditional techniques needed to build dimension in hand and machine knitting. Unconventional media may be incorporated into the process as well as experimentation with stiffeners. The impact of labor, gender, race and class on your work will be discussed. Open to all skill levels. Some familiarity with knitting is encouraged but not required.
COURSE FEE: $600
Gabrielle Duggan is a visiting assistant professor of Fibers at the University of North Texas and has taught at Georgia State University and North Carolina State University. She has exhibited at Garis & Hahn, New York City and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina. Duggan has had residencies at the Musk Ox Farm, the Governors Island Art Fair, Ponyride, Rob Dunn Lab and at Art + Science in The Field.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.