Weaving a Memory, 2-day
Morning will be a lecture on this subject, open to all guild
members. Afternoon and Sunday will be a hands-on workshop.
An unusual use for a time honored technique; this four shaft
inlay structure can produce a powerful personal statement,
capturing a memory by using printed images on cloth. Learn
to scan, and manipulate images in Photoshop, and print
digital images on silk or cotton with an ink jet printer.
The cloth images will then be cut apart into strips, and
rewoven back together using a four shaft structure with a
ground cloth and tie-down threads. 4-Shaft Loom required,
computer is not.
There is a $20 materials fee that includes pick-up stick
and 3-4 sheets of silk
and/or cotton and ink jet ink. 2-day Workshop cost Ė $100.
Please join Daryl in her journey and create a meaningful
piece for yourself.
Between the sewing machine and the loom, my journey in the
fiber arts has taken over 40 years. From an alterations
business at 15, to production hand-woven clothing, to custom
art to wear, my work has covered, adorned, and embellished
the female body for as long as I can remember. The skills I
have developed sewing unusual fabrics, such as handwovens,
and the years of experience fitting the female body have
made for an interesting combination of material to offer in
workshops, seminars, and lectures. Traditionally I have used
the garment as a canvas, the garment is a covering for the
body which is a covering for the soul. My new body of
artwork takes me off the clothing grid. The simplicity of
the format, images from personal losses and celebrations,
cut apart, and rewoven back
together to look almost whole again, gives me an ability to
embrace the difficulties and joys in my life without the
garment canvas, these images donít need to cover my soul,
they are indelibly etched into it. The 2006 death of my best
friend, my Mother-in-Law, Margaret Lancaster, and the 7th
anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis, have given me
material to explore areas of my soul that are grieving yet