Ullrich, Polly
October 2002
Surface Design Journal;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p26
Trade Publication
The article profiles Chicago tapestry artist Frank Connet and details how he creates his textile works. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Department of Design at the Kansas City Art Institute. Connet specialized in cleaning and mounting antique textiles, the riskiest aspect of restoration. His own textile collages emerged from the dyeing techniques he developed in his restoration business, and he limited himself to natural dyes. Further, Connet owned Textile Restoration Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.


Related Articles

  • Korean Color. Arlen, Barbara // Surface Design Journal;Fall99, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p13 

    The article offers information on the traditional Korean methods of color combinations applied in textile fabrics. It was said that neutral colors are combined with hints of colors which are taken from washed flower petals, roots and leaves diffused in sunlight. Korean colors have strong...

  • fresh takes.  // Surface Design Journal;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p34 

    The article features the textile works of artists Barbara Brooks and Judith James and discusses how they create them. In her Tribe and Bloodlines creation, Barbara used wax, not as a resist to be removed from the cloth but contain the cloth and to become the surface itself. The object is both...

  • CHARTING THE SHIBORI TRAIL. Malarcher, Patricia // Surface Design Journal;Fall97, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p2 

    The article introduces the current issue which includes articles on the shibori technique by JoAnn Stabb, Virginia Davis, and Marna Goldstein Brauner.

  • Care Standley.  // Fiberarts;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p25 

    The author describes her personally-designed tapestry entitled "Grouper." The tapestry is made from wool, silk, and cotton. According to the author, she is very much interested in pattern, color and contrast. She views tapestry as a visual exploration of ideas, depicted by using different colors...

  • CHAPTER 4: DYEING.  // Handpainting Fabric;2003, p52 

    Chapter 4 of the book "Handpainting Fabric: Easy, Elegant Techniques" is presented. It discusses various procedures in textile dyeing, which consist of immersion, scrunch-dyeing, thickened dyes and dip-dyeing. It highlights various photographs, which demonstrate the methods of dyeing and...

  • Wabi-Sabi in America. Westfall, Carol // Fiberarts;Summer97, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p51 

    This article offers information on fiber artist Tetsuo Fujimoto. He has earned an international reputation for a body of work based on the landscape or abstraction of the landscape. Utilizing ikat, space dyeing and strip woven panels that become imposing tapestries when assembled in matter of...

  • Face Facts. Gates, Janise // Faces;May/Jun2009, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p42 

    The article presents the technique of producing Batik designs on the textile in Indonesia. The country is famous for its textiles decorated with Batik designs. The Batik artists draw these designs using hot wax. When the cloth is dipped in the dye, the wax is uncolored and finally it is washed...

  • PAMELA BECKER: Reflecting Nature. Sizemore, Bernice // Fiberarts;Summer90, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p26 

    The article discusses about Pamela Becker and her works of art. According to the article, Pamela Becker's works of art reflect her view of the world. Her fiber structures which are rich in color elicits the feeling of a natural phenomena. It was said that the artistic view of Becker started with...

  • Shifting Tradition: Forging a New Direction in Batik. Kaun, Linda // Surface Design Journal;Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p6 

    The article focuses on the innovative approach to batik in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. According to the author, something has radically changed in the way people deal with batik. In the 1970s, a new craft form was developed and introduced in the market, using printed silkscreened cloth that looks...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics