Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944, 2016

I have returned to the city of Lodz, Poland again and again. It is home to an extraordinary group of weavers and textile artists whose innovation and creativity inspire me. Its history haunts me. I first visited Poland in 1992 and have had the privilege to return a number of times over the years. InContinue reading “Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944, 2016”

Come to Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee!

I am happy to announce I will be teaching at Convergence in Milwaukee this year, the first week of August 2016. Visit the Handweavers Guild of America webpage for complete details: http://www.weavespindye.org/convergence 3W-M004 Mashru Scarf: Ikat in Indian Style with Natural Dye; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 1-3, 2016, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Wind, bind, dye, andContinue reading “Come to Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee!”

Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread Weavings by Wendy Weiss and Photographs by Jay Kreimer

Patio Gallery Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky February 21-March 29, 2016 Opening reception, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm   This exhibition features recent naturally dyed ikat weavings by Wendy Weiss and accompanying photographs of ikat artisans at work in India and historic looms and factory buildings in Łodź, Poland by Jay Kreimer. The exhibition also highlightsContinue reading “Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread Weavings by Wendy Weiss and Photographs by Jay Kreimer”

Stitched Poetry, a collection of natural dyed stitched and bound resist garments

A team of designers in the Clothing and Textiles Department at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda created a collection of shibori garments following a workshop introducing them to the techniques of stitched and bound resist. Remarkably, after a brief introduction to the possible ways of using basic techniques the designers created a collection theyContinue reading “Stitched Poetry, a collection of natural dyed stitched and bound resist garments”

PATA-Printmaking and Textile Art Workshops

A group of international students convened at the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland to participate in “Resist!,” a two week intensive course on designing and dyeing cotton warps with red and yellow plant based dyes. Participants from Poland joined with other textile artists from England, Iceland, Ireland, and Spain. The academy isContinue reading “PATA-Printmaking and Textile Art Workshops”