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Originally uploaded by SOFennell

It’s exciting to see this kind of student work in this particular  field (textiles) and it’s on display at the Frankie G. Weems Gallery at Meredith College (Raleigh). I’m also pleased to have played a small part in this, as the students I taught in an aizome shibori workshop this past fall were participants.

This exhibit runs concurrently with “Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles” which is showing at NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design. This show 51 students from 9 southeastern colleges used ikat, shibori, batik and other approaches to explore various themes such as personal & family relationships, spiritual & personal issues, individual rights and aspects of artistic design involved in creating a piece.

I know this is a brief description and barely covers the depth of exploration in these pieces. It’s well worth seeing if you are in the area.


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