Tacoma Weavers’ Guild Presents and Invites You to Attend: Deborah Silver – Split Shed Weaving
Speaking Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Guild meeting around 10 AM; doors open at 9 AM
St Andrews Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th St; Tacoma, WA 98465
Deborah Silver: Split-Shed Tied Beiderwand Workshop
Friday, January 10, 2020: 1-4 (after TWG) and Saturday: January 11: 9-3
$ 50 deposit due by October 30, 2019; balance due in December
Questions? Contact Janet Stanley
Deborah Silver is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She discovered her love of weaving while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Fiber and minoring in Drawing.
Currently, Deborah designs and weaves pieces that combine her interest in tribal imagery with contemporary faces. Her fascination with ethnographic art began when she served as the program chair of the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild. To create a more diverse curriculum, Deborah obtained grant funding, enabling Gilbert “Bobbo” Ahiagble to travel from Ghana. The master kente cloth weaver spent three weeks in Ohio. He lectured, gave demonstrations and taught workshops using traditional kente cloth looms. This marked the beginning of Deborah’s fascination with tribal art, history and symbolism.
Using a split-shed technique, Deborah has transformed a traditional coverlet pattern into a signature method of hand-weaving. All horizontal yarns travel from edge to edge, differentiating this fabric from tapestry. The work is inspired by the increased cross-culturalism in our world, with an emphasis on our collective history. Deborah’s influences are Milton Avery, Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin.