‘Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread’

Wendy Weiss and Jay Kreimer weren’t kidding when they titled their exhibition “Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread.” That thread led them to India. Weiss, a textile artist, makes naturally dyed ikat weavings. Her husband, a photographer, documents local ikat artists at work. Ikat is a complicated technique that involves dyeing bound yarns before weaving, and then using a loom to produce a geometric patterned textile. Most of us know about tie-dying — this is a similar process. Weiss has won many awards, including a Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholarship. She worked in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat, India, and many of her textiles are in the difficult traditional Gujarati ikat system. The exhibition also features five silk weavings by local artists from Gujarat.


Jewish Community Center (Patio Gallery)
3600 Dutchmans Lane