Weaving In Place

July 19, 2020 – July 25, 2020

Maggie Leininger

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.


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.

Maggie Leininger

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 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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