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Tapestry Workshop

Oct 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Oct 30, 2015 7:30 pm
701 Center for Contemporary Art
(803) 779-4571
701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Come join 701 CCA Artist in Residence, Kristy Bishop, and explore the exciting world of natural dyes and weaving. All around us, there are plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors. Whether it is onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, goldenrod picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dye such as indigo and cochineal that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, students will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant.

As long as humans have been using plants to dye we have been weaving those fibers into clothing, tapestries and functional goods. Workshop participants will learn several tapestry weaving techniques such as hatching, supplemental weft, Rya knots and more on tabletop looms.
Friday night will focus on dyeing experiments and communal yarn and Saturday will focus on weaving instruction.

Registration fee includes a tabletop loom, one warp, weaving fiber, and a tapestry needle.


Friday, October 30 – Dyeing, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 – Weaving, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Age Range: 13+

Cost: $125 – 10% discount to members

Send check to:
701 Center for Contemporary Art
PO Box 12822
Columbia, SC 29211

To pay by credit card contact Joe Kendrick at (803) 319-9949.

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