In response to the exhibition "Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan," “Weaving Workshop Session One: Natural Dyes” examines the use of natural dyes in Afghan rugs. Using unprocessed wool fiber, participants will gather local plants and prepare communal dye baths. The finished wool will be hung to dry at the BFEC for later pick-up or can be used during session two for tapestry weaving. A collaboration between the Gund Gallery and the Brown Family Environmental Center, the “Weaving Workshop” series underscores the ingenuity and artistry required to produce hand-woven rugs.
Instructor: Raeschell Noonen
Raeschell Noonen began her fiber art training by learning to knit in elementary school, then making her own clothing in junior high school. Pottery, painting, sewing, and design were part of her high school and college curriculum. Once her five children were raised, she put a few llamas and alpacas in her backyard and started her own fiber art business in Mount Vernon. She teaches weaving at Kenyon College and has a schedule of classes in weaving, spinning, felting and dyeing at her shop, Nimby Acre Fiber Art.
Seats are limited to 15 participants. Registration will open on Monday, September 4 at 12 p.m. Register now online.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Sunday, September 17 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Brown Family Environmental Center
9781 Laymon Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022