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Nov 12

Monthly Meeting – Exploring Unconventional Materials with Kathleen Remsa

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What if I dipped yarn in wax? Would I be able to weave with it?

What if I knit my newspaper or wove my photographs?

Can I weave with seaweed?

Over the years, I have explored weaving various nontraditional media constantly prodded by the “what if” questions bombarding my mind. I am happiest and most creative when I am immersed in these explorations. My personal passion for working with unconventional materials in my fiber art inspired the creation of Exploring Unconventional Materials, a presentation designed to encourage creative thinking and challenge the idea of what textiles are or could be. During the presentation I will present an overview of the work of various fiber artists utilizing nontraditional materials, examine some of my own work and explorations, and take a peek into the design process I utilize when working with a nontraditional material. Hopefully, at the presentation’s conclusion, you too will have “what if” questions bombarding your mind and sparking your creativity!

Kathleen Remsa is a fiber artist currently living in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She attained a Bachelor of Science from Cook College, Rutgers University in Plant Science and a Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. After recently concluding a fifteen year career designing and styling jacquard woven fabrics and collections for the residential and outdoor markets for Sunbury Textile Mill and Glen Raven Corporation, Kathleen now devotes her full attention to creating fiber art and instructing others in the design process and textile explorations.

“As a fiber artist I strive to record and communicate my interaction with nature through traditional and non-traditional textile techniques. Drawing inspiration from the beauty and detail
I find in nature’s offerings and natural processes such as eroding rock formations, decaying organic matter, and rusting objects, I work deliberately and intuitively to create layered, woven and often abstract images that are suggestive of nature’s or man’s mark on the environment.”


November 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Guild House
3705 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127 United States
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