K.E., welcome back to the Prax! We missed you and your dreamy floats! And are so extremely excited to see your residency take off!
Weaving on: Collin
Joining us from: Western North Carolina
Tell us about yourself and what led you to the residency?
I'm currently working on a new body of work including woven and quilted pieces that are informed by growing up in the deep South. I'm excited to be returning to Praxis to push this work technically and to have the power to both reference traditional weaving patterns while manipulating structure and through imagery.
Have you had any previous experience with Digital Weaving or Jacquard?
I came to Praxis for the first time last May, and learned how to weave on the Jacquard with Deborah Bull during my time at SCAD in undergrad. My floor loom work over the last few years has largely been hand-picked, so it feels exhilarating (and much more efficient!) to work with the TC2.
Any goals for the residency you'd like to share?
Several of the pieces I'm working on will be cut and pieced together, in coverlet and Courthouse Steps-style patterns. I've made a few really large patterns with the shapes outlined in the weave to make cutting and sewing fairly precise. That being said, the last time I was here, I came in with so many ideas and felt more drawn to experimenting with unexpected things that happened while weaving. I'm looking forward to the loom surprising me again and following my nose.
Get in contact with Kimberly at kimberly-english.com, @kimberly__english, or email@example.com
Kimberly is also starting the pilot season of a weaving residency program called Tabby Studio in Canton, NC. You can learn more about it at @tabbystudio_wnc and tabbystudiownc.com <3 !!!!!!!!