The Textile Appreciation Society of Atlanta offered two events this Fall –
On September 5, TASA members joined the Japanese friendship group called Tomadachi for a program of Junco Sato Pollack’s solo textile exhibit at the Swan Coach House Art Gallery. Junco explained her work and techniques. The two series of works on display were inspired by the Zen spiritual practice of Sutra chanting and internalized stitching as meditation. Junco explained how the repetitive action of chanting and stitching was a metaphor for Sutras, Mantras, breath, life force, and meditation.
On September 6, 2018. Thailand native,Tip Weniger, hosted and presented TASA’s Fall 2018 program on SE Asian textiles. With knowledge gained from her extensive travel and study of regional textiles and textile design, Tip explained the different weaving techniques and motifs found in textiles from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. Specifically, Tip explained the process of “mudmee” — also known as “ikat,” supplementary weft and warp weaving, and the exquisite and intricate achiek weaving of Myanmar. She also reviewed the history of weaving and looms. Throughout the program, Tip shared many beautiful examples of fabrics and fashions modeled by TASA members. At the conclusion of the program, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to make purchases.
Submitted by Gail Goodwin