Ikat: The Building Blocks and Beyond

October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Polly Barton

Useful to weavers at all skill levels, ikat is a knot-tying technique that’s wonderful for adding complexity and vibrancy to your woven work. During this workshop, students will design and weave a single ikat warp, and weft and combine it into a double ikat. Starting with a basic design, you leave with an understanding of how to use this technique to further design your own work. Come prepared to tie a lot of knots and bring rubber gloves for dyeing with indigo and other natural dyes. And come to weave! Open to all skill levels.


Polly Barton is a nationally recognized artist who was born in New York City. Besides her daily studio practice, she enjoys lecturing and teaching workshops around the country. Formative for the young artist was working as a personal assistant to Helen Frankenthaler. In 1981, she moved to Kameoka, Japan to study with master weaver, Tomohiko Inoue. Barton continues to weave on her Japanese tsumugi silk kimono looms and shows her woven ikat paintings on both coasts.

Polly Barton

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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