Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye with Wendy Weiss

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures. Instruction will include how to develop designs that repeat across your fabric, how to wind a warp with a raddle group to prepare your warp for the pattern you design, how to build and use a frame to bind your warp for resist pattern dyeing for your design, and how to use natural dyes on cotton to obtain bright hues in yellows, oranges, and reds or black from a fermentation vat. In-class demonstration will include how to warp the loom from back to front and discussion of how to design weave structures for warp ikat, with examples of warp ikat from around the world. Participants will weave up their original warp in the Peters Valley weaving studio. This class is based on original research in Gujarat, India where Patola is the term used to describe stunning double ikat, where both warp and weft yarns are resist dyed before weaving.


August 25, 2017
August 29, 2017
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Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, PA United States