Weaving with Indigo (4-week intensive) with Megan Mesloh
Time: Monday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Megan Mesloh
"Ikat," meaning, "to bind" in the Indonesian language, is a resist-technique used on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving. Ikat fabrics are one of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, as versatile as they are timeless. The resist is formed by binding individual yarns with a tight wrapping applied in a desired pattern. The yarns are then dyed and woven. This 4-part series led by weaver and OCAC graduate, Megan Mesloh, will teach students the art of resist-dyeing warp threads, dressing a rigid heddle loom, and creating a finished weaving. This class is great for brave beginners and intermediate weavers!
In addition to 4 studio sessions, students are welcome to weave during open studio hours, throughout the month of October.
Open to beginners and intermediate weavers, 16 years & up. A rigid heddle loom is provided for the duration of the workshop.