Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fiber Artists Gathering--SE Asian Textiles

At our recent Fiber Artists meeting, Our guest speaker-- Donna Durbin brought numerous textiles that she purchased while living in SE Asia.  She had a treasure trove of interesting fiber techniques in her collection.
Reverse applique

More Reverse applique, ikat dyeing

Warp and weft ikat


Knotting with hemp

Another hemp knotted bag

 
Warp that has been tied for weaving



These were cotton fibers with weft ikat

This was a silk weft ikat


Pick-up weave structure


Shibori tied indigo dyed

Hemp yardage

I liked the contrast of these two rolls of yardage





In this fiber you can see the subtle differences in the warp.  It is always an interesting time when you can touch and feel textiles from another country.