In 2014, North Carolina artist Martha Clippinger was awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Grant to study indigenous textile traditions in Oaxaca, Mexico. Martha will discuss various approaches to creating textiles in Oaxaca (backstrap, pedal loom, embroidery, brocade, etc.) and will note distinct traditional patterns and their relationship to specific communities. She will also discuss the designing and creation of tapetes through her collaboration with Licha Gonzales Ruíz of Teotitlán del Valle. She will bring tapetes that she (Martha) has made, skeins of naturally dyed wool, and small traditional items from Oaxaca (mostly woven bags) to sell. xchangtextiles.com and marthaclippinger.com
Presented by: Artist and Instructor, Martha Clippinger
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
At the home of Gail Goodwin, 2945 Dale Drive, NE, 30305
2016 annual TASA membership dues, $10.