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Subject: Workshop on textiles

Workshop on textiles

From: Shelley Sass <sks3>
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2004
This summer the Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center, New York
University is offering

    Understanding Textiles:  Continuous Pattern

Instructor: Milton Sonday
August 23, 2004
10 am - 5 pm
Fee: $120.00
Application Deadline: July 23, 2004

The study of textiles for research and conservation relies on a
broad range of skills and knowledge, not readily attained in
traditional training situations.  The Understanding Textiles series
of seminars has been organized in response to this need.  Continuous
Pattern is a part of this series.  The subject of this one-day
seminar is the analysis and discussion of patterns that continue
endlessly without interruption and the means by which they were
achieved - think of wallpaper that is planned to cover a limitless

Each participant will be provided with a series of photocopies of
patterns from many cultures and periods to be cut up, dissected, or
reconstructed. The goal is to identify and isolate the unit that
contains everything that is to be repeated and determine how that
unit was laid out to form a continuous pattern. This will lead to a
study of the aesthetic values of the pattern such as rhythm, points
of emphasis, relationship between motif and background, and style.
Most of the continuous patterns are those that were woven, but some
will have been printed. No prior experience with either weaving or
printing is required.

This seminar offers an opportunity to learn about a subject that we
take for granted, but one that is almost never discussed.

For more information and application form see:

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Shelley Sass
Program Coordinator
Conservation Center
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
14 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-992-5851

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