It was an amazing adventure, a great
learning experience, a window into another culture in the present and its’ roots in the past, a saturation of the senses with light, color, texture, form and fragrance. ~Marty
Join us for the weaving journey of a lifetime into the cultural
richness of Oaxaca, Mexico. This unique adventure includes meandering along the Textile and Crafts Routes of the Valley of Oaxaca, exploring its many archeological treasures, a
visit to the Textile Museum in Oaxaca City and the opportunity to actually weave and learn the art of natural dyeing for five days with Felipe Hernandez, a master Zapotec weaver.
Trip Dates: January 9 - 20,
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In this exclusive workshop in Teotitlan, first we will learn the ancient tradition of
natural dyeing with Master Zapotec weaver and dyer, Demetrio Bautista Lazo working with natural elements. These may include cochineal, indigo, Spanish moss, wild chamomille, pecan leaves,
pomegranate, marigolds and anchiote. Using these materials, we can create many colorful dyed yarns to incorporate into our wonderful sculptures.
Historically, dolls and action figures are more than mere play objects. With
remarkable artist Rebecca Severide, we will explore their power to tell memorial stories, bridge cultural viewpoints and create our own naratives. Using mixed media, including our hand-dyed
yarn, fiber, beads, wire and clay, we will create a one of a kind 3-D sculpture.
January 19 - 23, 2019
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