Thursday, April 30, 2009

If you are in San Francisco...DeeDee?

Textile Arts Council presents:
Ethnic Dress in Northern Vietnam: Enduring Expressions of Cultural Diversity Serena Harrigan is a textile artist and independent researcher who currently serves on the Board of the Textile Arts Council. She is the founder of Textile Odyssey, an organization that bridges cultures through a common interest in textiles. She has traveled extensively into the remote regions of Northern Vietnam over the past ten years. The minority groups who call this mountainous region their home include the Black Lolo, the Flowery Lolo, the Hmong and the Lao. Geography has favored their ability to maintain ancient traditions of dress through the centuries.
Saturday, May 9, 10 AM
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Free to TAC members, $5 for museum members & students, $10 general
415 750-3627

Thank you,
Wefty Woman
One Warped Bitch

Thursday, April 23, 2009

If you are near Baltimore....

Thought I would pass this info on....


>BALTIMORE, MD - Join fellow textile enthusiasts for a FREE day of
>workshops and demonstrations by experts at the BMA during Textile Day
>on Sunday, May 17. Participate in workshops exploring lace, embroidery,
>batik, beading, rug hooking, and many other aspects of the fiber arts.
>Exhibitors include the Baltimore Embroiderer's Guild, the Chesapeake
>Region Lace Guild, and the Baltimore Appliqué Society.
>Registration is not required, but please arrive early as space is
>limited. For a complete list of exhibitors and more information about
>the activities listed below call 443-573-1832 or visit
>Textile Day is supported by the BMA's Jean and Allan Berman Textile Fund.
>11 am - 5 pm
>Baltimore Album Quilts Revisited: A Matter of Style - View an intimate
>display of rarely shown 19th-century Baltimore album quilts and quilt
>squares. These extraordinary examples of textile art are on view at the
>BMA through August 23, 2009.
>11:30 am - 12:30 pm
>Screen and Block Printing with Sarah Templin - Learn the basics of
>screen printing and block printing on fabric, including developing the
>design, making the print negative, and printing on fabric.
>1 - 2:30 pm
>Antique Textiles with Caroline Hottenstein - Artist and collector
>Caroline Hottenstein shares her collection of antique hand-sewing tools
>and links them to different types of needlework. See fine examples of
>antique lace, embroidery, linens, beadwork, and clothing, and hear
>about the historical importance of needlework in women's lives.
>1:30 - 3:30 pm
>Indigo Dying with Louise Wheatley - Explore the dramatic and complex
>chemical process of indigo dying during this workshop. Learn about the
>plants that produce indigo and how to prepare an indigo dye pot, then
>see how color blooms on a piece of cloth that has been dipped into the
>3 - 4:30 pm
>Batik Printing with Kathy Strauss - Join artist Kathy Strauss for a
>demonstration and talk about the history and art of batik printing, one
>of the oldest forms of fabric dying.
>3:30 - 5:30 pm
>Woodblock Printing with Jules Burrowes - Join artist Jules Burrowes as
>she demonstrates the process of creating relief wood blocks, then using
>them to print on fabric.
>Anne Mannix,
>Tarun Bhatnagar,
>Sarah Pedroni,

Thank you,
Wefty Woman
One Warped Bitch

Monday, April 13, 2009

What does a warped bitch get on her birthday?

Well let see.....I would love to have a my big Glimakra Loom set up, I feel like weaving a rug in weft face so that I can pound the shit out of the web and pack that weft in tight. I would also like to put my Flamenco shoes on and stomp out some steps on the wood floor. Or...maybe bang some nails into a wall and hang my decorations up in our new home, meaning my parents house. Yes, let see how many of us are there?

My Ma and Daddy, my brother (with Downs), my 92 year old NaNa, Me, my husband, and my two kids....8 of us. At least the house is big enough. Damn, this economy better start to get going in a positive direction, or I will have to resort to some other form of warped technique to make a livin'...

Thank you,
Wefty Woman
One Warped Bitch

P.S.- I am 39 today, fuckin' shit!