Hear From One of Our Very Own

Posted By Joan Pont on April 30, 2011

Dotti Day is not shy and will share her creative journey with us at the upcoming Tamaplais Weavers’ Guild meeting, Monday, May 16, 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, Francis Young Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross.  From Dotti,

My Creative Journey and the Heroes I Met Along the Way

In this program Dotti will illustrate her creative journey with a brief slide presentation, share the gems of wisdom that she learned from many great artists/teachers and discuss some of her latest experiments in dyeing.

Dotti has been working in the textile arts since the 1970s.  Her creative journey began with weaving.  She started weaving large organic wall hangings, moved on to making rugs and interior design items, and ultimately arrived at fine-patterned weavings with computer-assisted designs.  In an attempt to add interest and variety to her weaving, she began studying surface design and became interested in working with dyes, hand painting, printing, patterning, collage, removing color and over-dyeing. “Studying and experimenting with surface design techniques, is to me, an endlessly fascinating process that has so many side-roads that I am certain I will be investigating them the rest of my life.”

Falling, Dotti Day