Four Selvages and More

Posted By Joan Pont on July 25, 2010

Welcome back from summer vacation, or from working all summer, whichever.  Monday, September 20, 2010, the Tamalpais Weavers’ Guild is honored to have Staphanie T Hoppe as our first speaker for the 2010-2011 season.   The meeting takes place in the Francis Young Gallery, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA, and starts at 7 pm.  Guests encouraged, bring friends.  Hear about her genre, techniques and designs:

ANCIENT TECHNIQUES, CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

More than 1,200 years ago, the people of the American Southwest perfected the vertical loom and weaving techniques I use today. The finished selvages on all four sides of each piece allow me to pack the weft yarn tightly so the rug will withstand hard wear on the floor.

I dye the wool yarns I use for weft with modern washfast, lightfast “acid” dyes (the acid to fix the dye is ordinary household vinegar). These dyes give me a wide range of rich colors with minimal environmental impacts.

Summer Solstice - Stephanie T Hoppe