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Speculative Weaving


Marianne Fairbanks
FIBER 617 001
1 credit hour, 1 week
Lab Fee $50

Weaving has often been associated with themes of time, rhythm, meditation, and materiality and for this course we weave small studies in response to these prompts. Students will be encouraged to consider the act of weaving as an end in itself, conceptualizing process, while also learning technical skills including tablet, inkle and finger weaving along with pattern drafting. Woven studies will be developed on small portable looms and from there students will consider how they might invent new loom structures, weave into site-specific locations and create interactive projects. Concepts and theories will be introduced through readings, slide presentations and discussions that will provide the direction and inspiration for each student to develop their own inquiries and inventions.


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  Marianne Fairbanks   Tapestry Machine 1 (pink),  2017 polyester thread, yarn, plumbing line, reflective thread, invisible warp, fabric

Marianne Fairbanks
Tapestry Machine 1 (pink), 2017
polyester thread, yarn, plumbing line, reflective thread, invisible warp, fabric

Marianne Fairbanks is an Assistant Pofessor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the University of Michigan.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Museum of Art and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art and Museum London in Ontario. Her current work is focused on the intersections of social practice, weaving, mathematics, and technology. mariannefairbanks.com and weavinglab.com.

Earlier Event: August 12
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