Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations
WSN member Peggy Osterkamp showcases her recent work in Tiburon, California.
Where: Belvedere Tiburon Library
When: Nov 3 – Dec 4, 2015
Timing: Open during library hours
Contact: 415.789.2665 | 1501 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920
Peggy’s work encompasses richly textured, tapestry-like hangings to “critters” fashioned from woven pieces. They range from whimsical little pieces, to soft, pale, gossamer ones that seem to float on the wall. People are drawn to her current work: small, delicate, sheer pieces which float over pages from a Japanese book -so transparent that you can read the calligraphy through them.
“Structure fascinates me and I have often joked with it. My threads camouflage the most basic or elegant weaves. Creating for me is like lifting a veil to explore more about myself and my skill.” – Peggy Osterkamp
Details about the exhibition can be seen < here >
About Peggy Osterkamp
Peggy Osterkamp’s special skill is making the richness of her training and experience accessible to students. In the series, Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide to Weaving, she presents a wealth of weaving knowledge and research, much of it never available before in the United States. Once an apprentice to Jim Ahrens in a production studio, Osterkamp has introduced hundreds of students to weaving theory and production weaving. She is also a textile scholar, and offers individual and group weaving programs throughout the country.
Her newest book, Weaving for Beginners, was published in 2010. It is all the beginner needs to know–for both Back-to-Front and Front-to-Back warping the loom. Plus chapters on computers, drafting, sett, selvedges–everything! It has received rave reviews from the weaving magazines, beginning weavers, as well as professionals.
Photo Coutesy : Peggy Osterkamp