Shadow to Light: Workshop with Master Textile Artist Helena Hernmarck
Friday, July 27–Sunday, July 29 — 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day
Helena Hernmarck, our era’s legendary trompe-l’oeil weaver, offers the rare opportunity to get an insight into her weaving technique in a three-day workshop that will take place at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis July 27–29, 2012. Hernmarck will explain and demonstrate her weaving technique, assisted by two or three master students as well as her use of color and how she uses color blended “butterflies,” or yarn bundles, to make her creations. Students will then work under the guidance of Hernmarck to create their own sample piece that goes from “shadow to light,” as they work on the illusion of a shadow on their own frame or table loom. Participants will also receive a take-home handout outlining Hernmarck’s technique. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Minnesota (WGM).
Those interested in participating in “Shadow to Light: Workshop with Master Textile Artist Helena Hernmarck” are required to complete the Workshop Application - http://www.asimn.org/ASI/Slojd_files/Shadow%20to%20Light%20Workshop%20Application.pdf - due to ASI by April 1, 2012. Only intermediate to advanced weavers will be considered. Applicants will be notified of their application’s status by April 15, 2012. This workshop costs $495 for ASI and WGM members and $545 for nonmembers. Students can rent a frame loom for the workshop for $30, should they need one.
The workshop with Helena Hernmarck is being offered in conjunction with an exhibit of Hernmarck’s work at the American Swedish Institute. “In Our Nature: The Tapestries of Helena Hernmarck” will be on display June 30–October 14, 2012. http://www.ASImn.org/ASI/Exhibits.html#hernmarck