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Experimental hand weaving and dyeing

Weaving and dyeing

alessia genovese

Alessia Genovese

Artist

OBJECTIVES

Familiarize participants with the practices and techniques of experimental hand weaving and/or dyeing, by introducing them to the world of natural fibres, both animal and vegetable, and by inviting them to become active participants in the entire process through the construction and assembly of their own looms (which, at the end of  the workshop, they can disassemble and take home with them).

TIMING AND CONTENT

4/6-DAY WORKSHOP (DEPENDING ON THE CONTENTS)

Day 1

Theories and Techniques of Weaving 

Construction and assembly of your own loom.

Day2

Preliminary design 

Preparation of the threads.

Day 3

Laying out the warp 

Threading the weft to make the weaving. 

Day 4

Guided visit to the Cardinale canyon to look for plants that provided the fibres used to make the threads and dyes used in the first three days of the workshop.

  • The VCU - Virginia Commonwealth University class searching for dyeing herbs and flowers

    The VCU - Virginia Commonwealth University class searching for dyeing herbs and flowers

  • The VCU class at work | Hand spinning

    The VCU class at work | Hand spinning

  • The VCU class at work | Hand spinning

    The VCU class at work | Hand spinning

  • The VCU class at work | Natural colour making

    The VCU class at work | Natural colour making

  • The VCU class at work | Red dyeing

    The VCU class at work | Red dyeing

  • The VCU class at work | Coloured fibres

    The VCU class at work | Coloured fibres

  • The VCU class at work | Hand weaving

    The VCU class at work | Hand weaving

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