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Barbara Shapiro

USA

 

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Membership level
WSN Membership - Individual
Given Name
Barbara
Surname
Shapiro
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Country
USA
Short Bio
A weaver, dyer and basket maker, Barbara has shared her rich knowledge of historical and ethnic textiles and her broad technical experience at SF State University and around the U.S. Barbara’s dyed handwoven wall pieces and plaited or coiled baskets are exhibited internationally. Indigo dyeing is her specialty. Her artwork and writings on textile subjects are frequently published. She is a past board member of the Textile Society of America and the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Textile Arts Council.
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Your Skills and Interests
Weaving, dyeing - especially indigo, basketry, shibori in all its forms, surface design, knitting, card weaving, travel, teaching textiles, writing about textiles. Some articles I've written include:
The Ever-Widening Vision of Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
for Surface Design Magazine
https://yoshikowada.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/surfacedesignjournal_sufa2015_yoshiko-wada-shapiro.pdf
Artists that Inspire for textileartist.org
http://www.textileartist.org/barbara-shapiro-artists-that-inspire/
Slow Fiber Studios Tour Gives Insider Access to Japanese Textile Arts
http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/slow-fiber-studio-gives-insider-access-to-japanese-textile-art-design

Contemporary French Textile Odyssey
http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/a-contemporary-french-textile-odyssey

SDA Members in Print: Barbara Shapiro Translates Card Weaving Classic
http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/sda-members-in-print-barbara-shapiro-translates-card-weaving-classic

Investigating Indigo in the Art of the Anatolian Kilim
http://barbara-shapiro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/InvestigatingIndigo.pdf

Five Questions American Craft Week Edition with Barbara Shapiro
http://craftcouncil.org/post/five-questions-american-craft-week-edition-barbara-shapiro

Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia:
Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods
AND Natural Dye Workshop II with Michel Garcia: Colors of the Americas on Wool Fibers Using Sustainable Methods
Reviewed by Barbara Shapiro
https://naturaldyeworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/on-dvd-shapiro.pdf
 

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