March 2017 NYGH meeting

March 25, 2017—Nell Znamierowski, How to Design Your Warp Colors by Making Simple Yarn Wrappings

  • For inspiration, bring visual aids—photos, magazine pages, pieces of print fabrics or whatever grabs your fancy—not another woven fabric—Jacquard is ok. Bring yarn in colors that pertain to your inspiration. Bring at least 5 colors in small amounts—2–3 yard lengths. Yarn can be textured, thick or thin—whatever you are comfortable with in your weaving.
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper/pencil for note taking
  • Matt board will be provided

We will put up the wrappings to see the results as time permits.

Nell Nell Znamierowski

Nell Znamierowski is an artist, writer, weaver, designer, color consultant and educator. She has a BFA in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Her Fulbright Fellowship to Finland’s School of Industrial Design left her with a love of Rya rug design because she could “paint with wool”. Nell’s rug designs, both hand knotted and commercially produced, earned her many awards. Her Rya rugs, tapestries, and fiber art works are in the Smithsonian, the Cooper Hewitt, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the American Craft Museum, among others. She has had many exhibits of her work and been the subject of numerous articles. Nell worked in the textile industry as a print designer, color consultant and woven fabric designer, among other jobs. She was an instructor and the coordinator of the fiber program at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and a professor at FIT. She has given lectures and workshops for guilds and other textile groups and taught at several craft schools. Nell has written for textile publications such as Craft Horizons, American Craft, Handwoven, Fiberarts and published two books. She still occasionally writes articles for Interweave’s Piecework.