Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting May 9, 2012

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 27, 2012

Mary Zicafoose, an award-winning fiber artist celebrated for her ethnically inspired, hand-dyed, woven tapestries and rugs, will speak on “The Alchemy of Weaving” at the guild meeting on May 9, 2012.  In her work, Mary reinterprets traditional ikat techniques into a contemporary context resulting in vibrantly primary colored, boldly patterned textiles that make powerful visual statements in fiber.  Her use of cultural icons and symbols and traditional techniques provides a visual reference to the ways in which people, events and threads are layered and delicately tied together.

Tapestries by Mary Zicafoose are found in public and private collections worldwide, including 14 United States embassies located in countries with strong textile heritages.  Mary is co-director of the American Tapestry Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors of GoodWeave USA, an international non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child labor in the rug trade.

Date and Time: May 9, 2012; 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM

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