Woven Lace Structures: Intersections And Articulations

June 7, 2020 – June 13, 2020

Crystal Gregory

In woven cloth, warp threads are anchored at both ends then crossed at a 90-degree angle by weft threads to create interlacements of right angles. During this workshop students will investigate patterns that manipulate those right angles, allowing threads to bend and curve once removed from the tension of the loom. Participants will be introduced to processes including open weave, leno lace and huck lace. Augmented by readings, discussion and collage you will explore the cultural and social associations of your materials to uncover embedded meaning. Students will create a sample of each introduced structure before designing and producing an original work of their own. Open to all skill levels.


Crystal Gregory is a sculptor and assistant professor in Fiber at the School of Arts and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally including Through the Thread at Rockwell Museum of Art, Devotion/Destruction: Craft Inheritance at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects and Crossover at Black and White Project Space.

Crystal Gregory

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

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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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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