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Overshot – More than Stars and Roses
April 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
City Park, Hagerstown, MD
Instructor – Barbara Diefenderfer
Students will learn to weave and understand traditional overshot patterns as they were known to our grandmothers and explore ways to transform these patterns into 21st century beauties. Convert star fashion treadlings into beautiful circular rose fashion designs. Discover weaving in the Italian fashion as well as several flame point and boundweave variations.
Many thanks to Kris Peters for sharing this story about textiles found at a Viking Age burial site in Iceland. Click on image to read the story.
Brief overview of the history of the color red and the influential role of the cochineal beetle. Click on the photo for a link to the article.
Terry Edwards found this great story about artists Anni and Josef Albers in the Wall Street Journal. She was the first textile artist to have a solo show at NY's Museum of Modern Art. Click on image for link to story.
JoAnne Trygg shared this story about natural dyes used in Mexican weaving and textiles. Click on photo for link to article.