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Wood and Silk Pendants Using Knotless Netting

Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Join fiber artist Debra Rapoport for an afternoon-long, hands-on workshop using knotless netting to create a pendant or necklace from bamboo yarn, silk and other materials. A fabric-creating technique that predates knitting and crochet, knotless knitting, also known as NÃ¥lebinding, creates a stretchy fabric using short lengths of yarn and a single-eyed needle. Women of the Nanti tribe and indigenous people of the Camisea region of Peru practice this unique technique today. Taking inspiration from the works on view in the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, this workshop teaches the novice and expert alike how to adapt this historically rich technique to create their very own contemporary fashion accessory.

 

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