Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show November 11-14, 2010




I will be exhibiting my new collection of scarves and shawls, as well as my woven and manipulated wall pieces. I was accepted to present both bodies of work for the first time at a show. The Philadelphia show will highlight the connection between the jacquard weaving techniques and my handwoven textiles. I have produced a "special" collection of scarves woven on the Jacquard loom at RISD, which can only be purchased at the Philadelphia Museum Craft show.


Scarves


The “R” series of scarves combines a hand woven plain weave textile of silk and cotton with hand embroidery of merino wool, silk ribbon or silk fringe yarns. The embroidery is integrated onto the woven cloth, activating and engaging the textile with twisted, brushed and dimensional surfaces.



Shawls


The “R” series of shawls uses the hand woven plain weave textiles of silk and cotton with hand embroidery of merino wool, silk ribbon or silk fringe yarns. A second series of shawls is woven in gauze and corduroy weave structures. The corduroy shawls are hand cut and manipulated.





Two colors of "corduroy" shawls will be shown. Coral and Citronella.



The new materials include a chunky, think, soft merino wool, that is embroidered onto the scarves and shawls. Also a new silk eyelash yarn is woven and brushed.



The show will feature a grey collection of scarves and shawls that have been embroidered with silk ribbon.