November 20, 2017
Ruth and Chris will regale us with stories from their friendship over the last several years and their experiences with Indigo dyeing and Design in their fiber art work.
Chris has always had a deep appreciation for nature, growing up in Marin County where she had unlimited access to the ocean, the rolling hills with old oak trees and the wildflowers that would cover the hills for a brief time in the spring. Being mathematically inclined as well – she loves a puzzle! Combining the two in her fiber art allows her to express both sides. And then adding hand-dyed indigo and naturally dyed as well as commercial fabrics makes each piece all the more unique and interesting.
Ruth is frequently asked “what do you do with all the indigo fabric you dye?” While she does make garments and other art pieces, she mostly uses the indigo pieces in Japanese Boro. She uses it ALL – every little scrap. She will share with us the process of creating a Boro piece to honor the women who stitched Boro pieces out of necessity and poverty. Ruth is the author of “Modern Hand Stitching”, published in March, 2014.
Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and enlightening evening.
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Dates: Every third Monday, January through November.
Location: Westminster Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO
Time: Social time starts at 6:30. The meeting is from 7-9.