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October 21 – Deborah Corsini

Deborah Corsini Fire Season Wedge Weave TapestryBold graphic line, zig zag stripes and scalloped selvedges are striking characteristics of wedge weave. Instead of weaving perpendicular to the warp, as is usual for tapestry, wedge weave is an eccentric weaving technique where the wefts are woven at an angle to the warp. In wedge weave the patterned design and weaving structure are inextricably connected.

In her presentation Deborah will discuss the brief time when some Navajo weavers experimented with this “rouge” technique and the influence that their work and this style has had on her and other contemporary weavers. She will show images of Navajo wedge weaves and of her own work in wedge weave and that of other contemporary weavers experimenting with eccentric weft techniques.

Deborah Corsini has a lifelong passionate interest in the study of textiles, textile cultures and the making of textile art. A weaver for over 50 years she is a studio artist exhibiting her works nationally. She holds a Masters in Textiles from San Francisco State University and a B.F.A. from California College of Arts (and Crafts.) She has taught weaving and tapestry at City College of San Francisco and workshops in various textile techniques such as tablet weaving and wedge weave at the Richmond Art Center, the Mendocino Art Center, and the Conference of Northern CA Handweavers. She will be offering a workshop in wedge weave in the upcoming CNCH in 2022. Deborah has been lucky to have had two textile related careers. As the former Creative Director of P & B Textiles and a textile designer she honed her sense of color and design and appreciation of patterns both printed and woven. As the former curator of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles she gained a deeper respect and appreciation for the history of quilts and the ever-evolving contemporary fiber art scene. She is active in the community and continues her studio practice in Pacifica, CA.

2021-2022 Guild Programs

The Programs Committee is happy to announce our 2021-2022 programs. At this time, all guild meetings will be conducted via Zoom until it is safe to meet in person again. Meetings are on 3rd Thursdays of each month, beginning at 7PM. Zoom links are available in the Member’s Calendar.

  • September 16, 2021 – Ginger Summit: Felting
  • October 21, 2021 – Deborah Corsini: Wedge Weave
  • November 18, 2021 – Catharine Ellis: The Intersection of Weaving and Dyeing
  • December 16, 2021 – Holiday Party (in person if safe, Zoom social if not)
  • January 20, 2022 – Mayumi Fujio: Mushroom Dye
  • February 17, 2022 – Andean Textile Council Board Member: Textile Traditions of the Andes
  • March 17, 2022 – Miriam Omura: Warp Painting
  • April 21, 2022 – Marilyn Romtka: Uzbek Ikat
  • May 26, 2022 – CNCH 2022 Shared Experiences (note changed date due to CNCH 2022)
  • June 16, 2022 – Elections, Guild Sale / Social (in person if safe, Zoom social if not)