Traditional Zapotec Weaving with Francisco & Laura Bautista
Time: Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Francisco & Laura Bautista
"As a boy, I remember sitting under my father’s loom as he wove. At first, I began working on the fringes of his weavings, tying the threads one at a time. Then as my passion for weaving grew, he would sit with me at his loom, and show me the rhythm and beauty of weaving." -Francisco Bautista, Fourth Generation Master Weaver
We're honored to host Francisco & Laura Bautista for a weekend of weaving inspired by the traditions of their homeland, Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec village in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students will work with hand-dyed wool fibers, learning how to create geometric and pictorial motifs found in traditional Oaxacan rugs and tapestries. Students will be guided through all the steps of warping a rigid heddle table top loom, designing and planning a pattern, weaving and finishing, leaving with a completed wall hanging.
Ideal for students (16 yrs & up) with some weaving experience.
All looms, materials and tools will be provided.
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