LECTURE Rachel Meginnes

by - Monday, April 29, 2013

Registration opens June 24th at 10am.

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Lecture The Plainweave Thread
Rachel Meginnes

7:45 (Doors open at 7:30) - $15.00
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Net Loft: Granville Is. Vancouver BC

Rachel Meginnes believes that even the most simple methods offer infinite possibilities. 

Her fascination with textiles began in high school and she trained as a weaver. Although no longer working directly at the loom, Rachel has kept many of her weaving processes alive in her current studio practice. As a dedicated maker, she accepts and encourages a need to work hands-on with her materials and
enjoys the solitude that comes from producing such methodical work. Her original love for the plainweave structure has never ceased. Indeed, ideas inspired by the pure simplicity of plainweave have become something of a philosophy that runs throughout her work.

Join artist Rachel Meginnes in a thorough investigation of artistic process and her own personal growth as a maker in the world of fibre arts.

As a traditionally trained artist who has moved towards non-traditional processes and materials, Rachel will discuss her path from craftsperson to designer to artist. See her process evolve through a series of slides illustrating the history of her work.

Rachel is currently a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She has traveled throughout the world studying textiles. Rachel earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers at the University of Washington in 2005. 

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