Weaver and educator Deb McClintock will discuss the simple looms and techniques used by village weavers and royal courts alike in Southeast Asia to create and store intricate patterns. McClintock will compare models from Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, northwest Vietnam, and Burma. Learn how contemporary artists such as Carol Cassidy are using traditional vertical heddle pattern equipment principally found in the Hua Phan province to create brilliantly colored and intricately patterned fabrics. McClintock will also discuss custom reeds and handmade heddles, and will demo making a set of dills for the khao nyai loom. Fee: $20/members; $25/non-members. Advance registration required; space is limited. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 to register. This lecture has been funded in part by The Textile Museum docents.
Event begins at 6:00PM
Presented by: The Textile Museum