Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting October 12, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 29, 2011

Warp Wrapping: Threads from Pre-Columbian Peru to 21st Century California

Examples of warp wrapping, an ancient textile structure used by the peoples of the pre-Columbian Andes, are limited to fragments found only in museums and private collections. Viewing such fragments whetted Barbara Nitzberg’s curiosity and led to several years of study, documentation and exploration of the structure, which she has now made her own and incorporated into her work.

Barbara will take us on a journey — her journey — sharing her concepts of the structure, how it was done originally and variations she has created.  Her presentation will include many textiles, old and new, that reflect the paths warp wrapping has taken over time.

Barbara is an accomplished Bay Area fiber artist, who has worked in many fiber techniques, including her current favorites of warp wrapping and Peruvian and Japanese braiding.

Day/Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011; 9:30 am until 12:00 pm

Place:  Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, California

"Bundle Basket" by Barbara Nitzberg, 1999