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Luminaries in the textile arts present at the Maiwa School of Textiles. These presentations are from an international collection of writers, travellers, craftspeople and artists.

Luminaries in the textile arts present at the Maiwa School of Textiles. These presentations are from an international collection of writers, travellers, craftspeople and artists.
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United States

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Luminaries in the textile arts present at the Maiwa School of Textiles. These presentations are from an international collection of writers, travellers, craftspeople and artists.

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English


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Field Notes in the Colour Garden — Michel Garcia

7/16/2018
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When leading natural dye expert Michel Garcia goes into a garden, what does he see? He sees botanical strategies for survival that often give new insights into dye procedures and methods. A tireless investigator of the plant kingdom with a chemist’s insight, Michel returns this year to give what has become one of the hottest tickets of the symposium—his biennial lecture. This year he shares recent discoveries from his natural dye studies, delivered with his trademark wit and humour.

Duration:00:59:23

The Art of Storypainting - Susan Shie

6/21/2018
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For over thirty years Susan Shie has been producing art on cloth that mixes the personal and the political. Her distinct method of working combines narrative, drawing, and writing into large-format, highly graphic art quilts.

Duration:01:06:00

Stone Diaries and Quilted Lines — Barbara Todd

5/17/2018
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Is it possible to be passionate about pattern and colour and texture and complexity, and yet make simple, even austere, quilts? Barbara Todd’s lecture will follow the evolution of her practice, showing how she has transformed her many and disparate sources of inspiration into coherent bodies of work. Her sources range from a child’s drawing to a stone carving from 2,500 B.C.; from a poem by Nelly Sachs to yesterday’s phone conversation; from a meticulously detailed 18th century marriage...

Duration:01:03:37

Deeper Than Indigo - Jenny Balfour Paul

4/12/2018
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Recorded at the 2016 Maiwa School of Textiles Lecture Series on September 19, 2016.Jenny Balfour Paul is recognized internationally as a leading authority on indigo.

Duration:01:12:11

The Working Traveller 2009 Part 4

7/15/2010
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Each member of our panel has carved a road in the wilderness. It is not easy to walk off the map, but they have all done it, struck out alone to follow a path as unknown to themselves as it was to others. And then something happens ...

Duration:00:33:10

The Working Traveller 2009 Part 3

6/15/2010
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Recorded at the 2009 Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 21, 2009 Each member of our panel has carved a road in the wilderness. It is not easy to walk off the map, but they have all done it, struck out alone to follow a path as unknown to themselves as it was to others. And then something happens ...

Duration:01:01:23

The Working Traveller 2009 Part 2

5/15/2010
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Each member of our panel has carved a road in the wilderness. It is not easy to walk off the map, but they have all done it, struck out alone to follow a path as unknown to themselves as it was to others. And then something happens ...

Duration:00:48:51

Retooling for the Future Part 1

3/15/2010
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The Artisan's Alliance of Jawaja make their presentation to a Vancouver audience at the Maiwa Textile Symposium via Skype.

Duration:00:01:28

Bleu de Lectoure

3/1/2010
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Inspired by both the colour and the plant, the Lamberts created Bleu de Lectoure in 1994. Soon their lives were given up to woad. It took more than two years working with chemists from the University of Toulouse to uncover the original fermentation, extraction, and dyeing processes. In an antiques store one day, fate helped them out. They stumbled upon a notebook that belonged to Napoleon’s chemist.

Duration:00:57:51

Creating a Garden of Natural Dye Plants Part 2

2/15/2010
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Join Michel Garcia as he leads us on a walk through the garden of natural dye plants, explaining the motivation and origins of this project, how it has evolved, new challenges faced, and what the future holds.

Duration:00:43:55

Creating a Garden of Natural Dye Plants Part 1

1/15/2010
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Join Michel Garcia as he leads us on a walk through the garden of natural dye plants, explaining the motivation and origins of this project, how it has evolved, new challenges faced, and what the future holds.

Duration:01:02:59

From Gandhi to Globalization Part 2

12/15/2009
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In part two, Ashoke Chatterjee presents the remainder of his lecture and answers questions from the audience. Part one contained the visiual and the first part of Mr. Chatterjee's presentation. Part two is audio only. Mr. Chatterjee presented his lecture via satallite from Ahmedabad, India

Duration:01:04:41

From Ghandi to Globalization Part 1

11/15/2009
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In part one Charllotte Kwon introduces Ashoke Chatterjee and explains the application process for a Canadian visa (Mr. Chatterjee, an Indian dignitary with flawless credentials was denied a visa to visit Canada). Ashoke presents the first part of his lecture with visuals via an internet connection to our Vancouver audience.

Duration:00:38:13

The Cotton Road: Part 3

4/15/2009
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In part three Rosemary Crill explores India's trade with the west as the focus shifted from printed cottons to muslins and Kashmir shawls. She concludes her lecture by answering some questions from the audience.

Duration:00:25:18

The Cotton Road: Part 2

3/15/2009
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In part two Rosemary Crill explores India's cotton trade with the west. Printed cotton known as "chintz" changed the very fabric of life itself - especially in the British Commonwealth.

Duration:00:28:58

The Cotton Road: Part 1

2/15/2009
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In part one Rosemary Crill describes the scope and range of India's trade, its historic beginnings and describes in detail the commerce with the countries in the east.

Duration:00:39:00

African Textiles: The Heart of the Yoruba Part 2

1/15/2009
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In this lecture master craftsman Gasali Adeyemo fields questions from the audience about traditional techniques and about working in Africa and Santa Fe. Gasali concludes with a story about the role of clothing and cloth in life.

Duration:00:14:02

African Textiles: The Heart of the Yoruba Part 1

12/15/2008
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In this lecture master craftsman Gasali Adeyemo will open the evening with a description of his early life in Nigeria and tell how fibre art came into his life. As a participant of the Nike Centre for Arts and Culture, both as a student and later as a teacher, Gasali has a range of experience with traditional crafts. He will give a history of the famous adire techniques and illustrate how they relate to Yoruba culture with a compelling collection of slides.

Duration:00:39:56

Masters of the Art Part 2

11/15/2008
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Razzaque and Ismail are Khatris – a hereditary community of dyers and printers who live and work in the desert district of Kutch in Gujarat, India. They are joined by researcher Eiluned Edwards, who has lived, worked, and collaborated with them for many years.

Duration:00:47:38

Masters of the Art Part 1

10/15/2008
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Razzaque and Ismail are Khatris – a hereditary community of dyers and printers who live and work in the desert district of Kutch in Gujarat, India. They are joined by researcher Eiluned Edwards, who has lived, worked, and collaborated with them for many years.

Duration:00:47:38