One Weaver's Journey

  • 06 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui studio at Downtown Art Center 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu


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A PowerPoint presentation by Dianne Totten

Potluck gathering at 5 pm
Presentation at 6 pm

Free and open to the public

Dianne Totten will share her approach to designing and sewing one-of-a-kind garments and will share highlights of what she learned along the way. After three decades of weaving ‘flat’ cloth, her extensive exploration into what she named crimp cloth has opened up a whole new weaving world of possibilities. Beginning with Fortuny, see what other fashion designers have created with similar looking cloth, then, see Dianne’s garments that flatter your figure, the shawls that won’t slide off your shoulders, and scarves that can serve a dual purpose. This is a technique that will inspire you to jump into your “stash” and start creating this magic cloth.

About Dianne Totten
Dianne Totten, of Marietta, Georgia, has been working with fibers from a young age. She has a degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Wisconsin, has written numerous articles for weaving publications, and has received multiple awards for her work as a textile artist. Dianne writes: “Handwoven clothing has been my main focus in my 40 years of weaving. My creations start with a “vision.” Selecting the yarns and weave structure to best carry out that vision can take a few days to several weeks. When the fabric is off the loom and the finishing process is complete, I make the pattern to enhance the design features of the cloth. My current emphasis is on garments using Crimp Cloth, the name I gave the technique I developed and teach nationally/internationally for guilds and conferences, as well as at Convergences. I love to work with pattern, structure and color. The satisfaction from conquering the challenges is the motivation for the next piece.”

This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on the Hawaiʻi workshops contact: Joan Namkoong

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Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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