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.
Weaving Workshop Session One – Natural Dyes
Sunday, September 17 1:00-5:00PM
Brown Family Environmental Center
9781 Laymon Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022
Instructor: Raeschell Noonen
About the Instructor: 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. Session is now full. Please look for future workshops as they are announced.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.