In response to the exhibition "Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan," “Weaving Workshop Session Two: Tapestry Weaving” focuses on the traditional techniques of rug making. Using a small laptop tapestry loom, participants will learn Rya knotting techniques as well as plain weave. Nature-dyed wool produced from session one will be provided. 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.
Nimby Acre Fiber Art
227 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Seats are limited to 15 participants. Registration will open on Monday, September 18 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.
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