Short bio

Wendy Weiss is an independent artist and weaver. She is professor emerita of textile design in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholar Award, to follow-up on a previous Fulbright Award in 2009 to document ikat textiles from an artist’s perspective in India, and is a past recipient of two Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowships, as well as a Winterthur Residential Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in North America, Europe and Asia. She uses natural dyes that she cultivates and collects locally.

She serves on the board of the Textile Society of America, beginning a four year term in 2014. Her current responsibility is External Relations Director and Newsletter Editor.

3 thoughts on “Short bio

  1. daralorenzen

    Hi Wendy! Wonderful place to find you again after a long gap.working with natural dyes from the Himalayan region ,mostly E ri silk,merino and Tibetan wool in a remote rural mountain area.women empowerment through handweaving and knitting ,dyeing with local herbs.c and flowers,now vgoing into handblock printing and. Shibori with Nat dyes….why don’t you come for a visit? Smiles.dara

  2. Ragnheidur Thorsdottir

    Hi Wendy!
    Love your ikat weaving that you are weaving. It seems so natural to use natural dyes for ikat because it is such an old technique. I will hopefully meet you in Lódz in August, I have signed up for your weaving course. Looking forward to it!
    Ragheidur Thorsdottir from Iceland


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