Catharine Ellis: Innovative Cloth Constructions

Ziek, Bhakti
January 2008
Surface Design Journal;Winter2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p5
Trade Publication
The article profiles Catharine Ellis, who run the fiber program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. She managed the fiber program for thirty years, has often incorporated dyed elements in her work, including areas of ikat. In the middle of 1990s, together with Joy Boutrup and Yoshiko Wada, she began to consider the challenge of innovative materials and processess. She has forged ahead with new work that combines natural materials including steel, copper, or polyester into flexible threads whose properties allow new forms of manipulation.


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