Weaving In Place
July 19, 2020 – July 25, 2020
During this workshop students will experiment with natural and locally sourced dye materials and fibers to create a woven document of a physical place. You will also explore various design techniques to create meaningful and engaging interpretations of place using color, texture and form. Demonstrations include expanding the use of hand-spun yarn or raw fibers using tapestry techniques, variegated tones in warp and weft, and simple construction alterations after the fabric is off the loom. Readings, discussions and presentations will further help participants contextualize the relationship between place and materiality of cloth. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Maggie Leininger teaches at DePaul University and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also co-manages an artist run space, Compound Yellow, where she facilitates community programs in textiles, sustainability and social justice issues. Leininger has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and residencies including the Kala Institute in Berkeley, California and has exhibited work at venues including the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. She has published articles in Surface Design Journal, Spin-Off Magazine and Selvedge Magazine.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.