Visiting Artist: Jean Cacicedo

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Jean Cacicedo is a prime innovator of the American studio craft Art-to-Wear Movement who uses the transformative properties of wool, cloth and paper to create objects that adorn both the body and the wall. Telling stories from journeys that come by way of dreams and visions, her works can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Racine Art Museum, and the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje.


Inventive Methods for Fulling Wool: Resist Paste & Other Manipulations

led by Jean Cacicedo
Saturday - Sunday, August 10-11, 2019 | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Slow Fiber Studios Annex | 1825 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
$395 | $50 Materials Fee | Materials List

By popular demand, Jean Cacicedo returns to Slow Fiber Studios Annex to share her expertise and creativity. She uses historic shibori techniques and an unusual European paste-resist method to produce inventive textured and contrastive textiles.We will explore the physical and chemical structures of a specially designed Japanese fulling wool, using various techniques to achieve lacelike effects.

The two-day workshop will focus on the wool’s potential for manipulation and transformation, using patterns, textures, symbols and metaphor to explore design ideas. Cacidedo will demonstrate how to design and make stencils for printing and shrinking wool cloth using fulling resist paste. She will guide exploration of 3-dimensional design on cloth, incorporating raw wool fleece and various non-shrinking fabrics while using traditional shibori technology. This unique workshop offers knowledge about working with wool that can inspire those interested in developing their artistic expression while exploring a variety of transformations.

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