Marilyn Robert, Warp & Weft Ikat Weaving January 2015
Have you ever admired the Japanese, SE Asian and Indian ikat cloth? Wondered how it was done? This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to this gorgeous ethnic weaving style. Examples of this cloth, many museum-quality pieces, will be available for inspiration. Participants will learn step-by-step design skills, preparation of the ikat warp, and weft, and indigo dyeing technique during the first weekend. Students will weave warp ikat, weft ikat, and compound ikat to conclude the workshop. Students at all weaving levels are welcome. Because of the process, this workshop requires consecutive weekends to achieve admirable cloth.