Chilkat Weaving

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Chilkat Weaving

Chilkat weaving is one of the most prestigious and laborious textiles, distinguished by perfect circles, bright blues and yellows, and adapted Formline art originating on the Northwest Coast of Alaska.

Traditional materials, natural dyes, and thigh-spinning have given way to merino wools, and commercially spun and dyed yarns. But why? Is it climate change? Hunting restrictions? Or simply ease of access and excitement from the weavers to get more quickly to their looms?

Lily will treat us to information about materials, dyed yarns, a thigh spinning demo, and an in-progress art project. Join us to hear more about the history of this tradition and witness these finger-twined textiles in depth, as presented by full-time Chilkat weaver-teacher- Lily Hope.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

2pm – 3:30pm EST


We would like to make this lecture available to anyone who would like to participate. Therefore we have a pay-what-you-can model. If you are able to pay the suggested fee of $25, we appreciate it. If you are unable to pay the full amount but would still like to participate, you may pick a different amount in the drop down list. Thank you for supporting us during this time.

Net proceeds from this lecture will be given to Lily’s organization Spirit Uprising, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the integrity of Ravenstail and Chilkat Weaving by promoting excellence, educating students, and supporting weaver communities internationally.

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