July 7-August 27 • Studio Gallery

Experiments and Realizations showcases the work of the originator of the woven shibori process and author of Woven Shibori. Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years. After three decades of teaching the Fiber Program at Haywood Community College in North Carolina, she is now dedicated to studio work, focusing on natural dye processes.

This gorgeous exhibition illustrates a variety of techniques and applications such as Jacquard woven shibori, mordant printing, cross dyeing with multiple fibers, and layering of color.

http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/why-i-switched-from-synthetic-to-natural-dyes

This exhibition presented in conjunction with Textile Center’s Summer of Natural Dyeing, featuring workshops and a lecture by Margaret Miller Artist-in-Residence Michel Garcia.

Textile Center exhibitions are supported in part with funds from the Joan Mondale Gallery Endowment.