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Weaving Words, Part 1
With Marina Soria
Hosted by Friends of the Alphabet
April 26 and 27, 2022
7:00pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time
Over two online sessions, I will be explaining and making demos on how textiles have inspired me to create calligraphic pieces of art.
For more information contact: Katy Burge firstname.lastname@example.org
Everybody in welcome to join us.
Inspired by the words of the famous Argentine historian, Ruth Corcuera, I created this course.
“Thousands of years ago, when only the voice recorded small and big events of everyday life, women would cover their newborn child in a wrap. In this we see a space created between the mother´s womb and the world outside. We believe textiles were born from such gestures, within the realm of feelings and from a women´s view: to protect, to give warmth and to sustain life. In time, textile art will be the means to tell us through colors and designs that the world can be read through symbols, as in a written text. In the great American cultures these symbols were a kind of lingua franca and textiles a major art with many roles, among them to express that where words did not suffice“
This didn’t happen only in great American cultures but all around the world in all civilizations. Inspired by traditional textiles, we will try to rescue their weaving technique, designs, graphics, motifs and color palettes. We will search for the color scheme, predominant & complimentary colors and accents. We will study their designs, the character of line and drawings, the texture and pattern in order to mingle and blend calligraphy with the textile arts. With this knowledge we will design alphabets that will resemble our textiles. It’s my intention to share with you my own experimentations and findings and hope you will find new solutions to your calligraphic compositions from this new perspective. We will add stitches and even make books with the use of the sewing machine. So let´s start weaving!
List of supplies required or recommended for the class:
- Medium-sized brushes (BR26-S3)
- Ruling pen (N22) (N30)
- Dragonfly Luthis pen (N155)
- Folded pen (N30)
- Automatic Pen (N27)
- Automatic Scroll Pen (N27-SCROLL)
- Brause Calligraphy Nibs (N02) (N02-S9)
- Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand) (N04) (N04-S10A) (N04-S10B)
- Copperplate Nibs (N120)
- Scroll Nibs (N11) (N11-S6)
- Brause 5-Line Music Nib (N39)
- Mitchell #0268 Music Writing Nib (3 tine) (N164)
- Speedball B Series (N16)
- Fineline Applicator (Empty) (S820) (S820-S)
- Walnut ink (S449) (S450) (I53)
- Winsor & Newton watercolor (WNWC1)
- Van Gogh watercolor
- Schmincke watercolor (SG893-F)
- Watercolor palette (S1083) (S1054) (S1050)
- Strathmore Drawing 400 Series. 24 sheets 12"x 18", 80lb / 130gsm (P100)
- 5"x7" Fabriano Artisico Watercolor Block (P67)
- FULL SHEET Arches Text Wove 40 x 25.5 in (PS01-FS)
- Borden & Riley Tracing Pad #41 (P43) or Canson Artist Tracing Pad (P112)
- Glue (S391) (S203)
- Binding needle (S213)
- Thread (S352) (S825)
- Awl (S966)
- Metal ruler (S270) (S271)
- Pencil HB (PL38)
- Fibre tip pens, Micron (M17) (M18) (M124)
- Palette for mixing colors (S120-30) (S679)
- Drafting Tape (S412)
- Eraser (S86) (E13) (E35)
- Artograph LED LightPad LX (S1013)
- Widemouthed Plastic Jar (S260)