Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions

In this experimental workshop you will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, wire, found materials and recycled frameworks.  Methods will include lashing techniques, formal and chaotic plaiting, wire construction and netting.  To build skins onto these structures, techniques for working with gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, wax, and stiffeners will be presented.  Exercises, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving challenges will lead to a focused personal project.  All levels welcome.


Peters Valley - Layton, NJ                                          July 20 - 24, 2018

Zijdelings Studio - Tilburg, The Netherlands
              Sept. 5 - 8, 2018

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA                         Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2018

Maiwa School of Textiles - Vancouver, BC                Nov. 7 - 11, 2018
registration opens June 18, 2018, 10 a.m. (Pacific Time)


Con Textile Ized - Jamestown Arts Center - Jamestown, RI
March 9 - April 28, 2018

Surface Design Association - Exhibition in Print
Winter 2017 issue, page 43.

Silk Weaving Studio - Vancouver, BC, Canada         Sept. 8 - 22, 2017
Solo show, Pendent, in conjunction with the Maiwa International Textile Symposium

Textile Study Group of New York - NYC                           May 17, 2017
7 p.m. Community Church of New York - 40 East 35th St.

Maiwa International Textile Symposium - Vancouver, BC, Canada  Sept. 7, 2017
A Tenuous Balance: Sculptural Textiles
7:45 p.m. Maiwa Netloft, 6-1666 Johnston St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada

Recently published:  
Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser includes the work of Mo Kelman, pages 161, 403.

Mary Schoeser, leading authority in the field of textiles and Honorary President of the UK Textile Society, has authored a lavish large-format resource, celebrating textiles around the world. Published by Thames and Hudson, the book includes over 1000 historical and contemporary images.    

Community College of Rhode Island
World Shibori Network
Surface Design Association
Textile Study Group of New York
Handweaver's Guild of America

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