Weaving

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From prehistory to the present day many civilizations and cultures have contributed to the development of weaving.

Woven cloth has been, and continues to be, produced on a variety of loom types that reflect an array of historical, cultural, and regional circumstances. Today they range from basic, portable backstrap looms to widely used electronic jacquard looms.

It is likely that the development of weaving was instigated by the basic needs of prehistoric people: food, shelter, and clothing. The embellishment of woven objects is similarly historical; natural dyes on reeds and weaving elements in different sizes and colors were combined to create patterns, indicating a desire to convey individuality and aesthetic awareness.

The treadle loom, developed in China during the Shang period (1766-1122 BC) is the precursor of modern hand and industrial looms. The treadle loom consists of long pedals, which are operated by the weaver’s feet and are tied to one or more shafts making it easier to raise and lower warp threads in selected combinations. Importantly, it allowed weavers to keep their hands free to manipulate the shuttle.

The most significant developments in weave production started in the eighteenth century when the Industrial Revolution pioneered a shift toward mechanical production. The first practical power loom was designed by Edmund Cartwright in 1787, but it was the 1820s before technical shortcomings were resolved and the weaving industry was transformed.

In France, in 1801, Joseph Jacquard invented a loom that represented a major technological breakthrough. A series of punched cards was added to the top of the loom to control a complex pattern of warp threads. This complicated machine later developed into a looped arrangement of cards for creating repeat patterns in cloth and carpets. The jacquard loom enabled intricate patterns to be woven without the continual intervention of the weaver and is widely acknowledged to be a precursor of modern computer science.

Anni Albers, former Bauhaus and Black Mountain College weaving  tutor, took the craft of hand weaving to new levels of creativity during her prolific career spanning the twentieth century. Significantly, this involved breaking down the traditional perceptions of weaving, to the extent that her designs were widely seen as art forms full of similar creative content and vitality to that found in fine art and in particular abstract paintings. Albers defined weaving as forming a pliable plane of threads by rectangular interlacing. She described the woven cloth as possessing two key elements: the building material (by which she meant the thread structure and the character of the fibers it contained) and the actual weave or construction. Albers developed her definition by explaining weaving as the process of passing the weft between taut, alternatively raised warps, creating a plain weave, or between other combinations of selected warps.

“Hand-woven textile designs.” Textile Design, Simon Clarke, Laurence King, 1st edition, 2011. Credo Reference Accessed 19 Jul 2017.

 

 A rectangular or square frame can be the simplest of looms.

MAOM will offer a class for beginning weavers during the month of August.

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Painting With Yarn, Tapestry For Beginners

resident artist, Judith Drew

In this class, each student is provided a lap-sized frame loom which you will prepare to be two sided.  One side for exercises and techniqes, and the other
for your original woven design.  All cord and yarns provided, plus small tools.

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 (3 weeks)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$70 (Adult) and $60 (Children) with an adult  (9 years old and up)

All Materials Provided!

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Happy 5th Anniversary MAOM!

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SATURDAY, MAY 13 2017

Come help us celebrate MOMO’s 5th Anniversary. We will have demos, raffle drawings, discounts, cake and more. We will be open from 10 am till 6 pm. Pick from the jar and receive a discount on your purchase! Put your name in our raffle for a beautiful work of Art! Enjoy watching our artists demo their fine craft. Below is a schedule for the artists demonstrations.

10 – 11:30 A.M.

Judith Drew – Weaving drew_weaving

Diane Tessman – Recycled Flower Making

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11:30 am – 1 pm

Vic Barr – Woodworking

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1 – 2:30 pm Clinton Berry – Whee Thrown Pottery

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2:30 – 4 pm

Adam Long – Casting

Jean McMullen – Collage

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4 pm –   .

Mary Mosblech – Printmaking Note Cards

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Everybody come and visit! Did I mention that there would be cake…

Happy Mother’s Day!

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On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation establishing Mother’s Day, a national holiday to be celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. The woman responsible for its inception was Anna Jarvis (1864–1948), who wanted to memorialize her own mother and as a result saw the value in honoring all mothers. In Britain, Mother’s Day is celebrated in mid-Lent as Mothering Sunday. During the Middle Ages a custom developed of allowing those who had moved away to visit their home parishes and their mothers on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Many other countries also celebrate the holiday on this date.

When considering a gift for Mom think of the gallery, Missouri Artist on Main.

Perfect for spring a hand painted and dyed silk scarf.

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Silk scarf by MAOM artist Joyce Rothermich.

Everyone loves to give and receive jewelry!

Cloisonne EarringsCloisonne Red and Pink Heart Earrings by MAOM jeweler Kathryn Leventhall-Arnold would be a wonderful way to express your love for Mother.

MAOM potter Clinton Berry makes wonderful functional work, perhaps a porcelain bowl or baking dish.

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Flowers are always appropriate on Mother’s Day. MAOM colored pencil artist Susie Tenzer creates beautiful arrangements that will never fade.

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Perhaps spending time with your Mom taking a class in the gallery classroom would be the perfect gift. Check out the listing of upcoming classes at http://www.maomgallery.com  or stop by the gallery

Stop by the gallery and let the artists on duty help with your selections.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Watercolor Exhibition

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St. Charles, MO 63301
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Watercolor takes center stage during the month of April in the gallery.

Missouri Artist On Main will once again host the St. Louis Watercolor Society’s annual juried exhibition, April 7th through the 28th 2017. Opening reception is April 7th 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. awards ceremony 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition is juried by international watercolor artist and author Alvaro Castagnet. Born in Montevideo Uruguay, schooled at the National School of Art and the Fine Arts University, Alvaro Castagnet travels the world painting, teaching and exhibiting his work.

Alvaro’s award winning work graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide.

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He will teach a two day workshop April 8th and 9th in St. Louis sponsored by the St. Louis Watercolor Society.

His latest book; Watercolor Masterclass: Understanding the four pillars of watercolor was published in 2015 by Artbook24.

Take Heart! Happy Valentine’s Day

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315-321 South Main Street St. Charles, MO

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Missouri Artists On Main. We want to remind you, we have beautiful gifts for your special someone! Need ideas? We can help. Pick from beautiful hand dyed scarves,

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hand painted silk scarf by MAOM artist Joyce Rothermich

handmade hats or woven shawls,

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hat by MAOM fiber artist Diane Tessman

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felted hat by MAOM fiber artist Kathy Shallow

glass,

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tray by MAOM glass artist Kitty Mollman

 

jewelry boxes plus custom jewelry for her.

Cloisonne Earrings

earrings by MAOM jeweler Kathryn Leventhal-Arnold

One-of-a-kind handmade wooden boxes,

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box by MAOM wood artist Vic Barr

chainmaille jewelry

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necklace by MAOM jeweler Melanie Hancock

and stunning photographs for him!

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photo by MAOM photographer Clark Willett

We also have gift certificates for gifts and classes. We look forward to seeing you. Treat Yourself while your there!

Beat the winter blues!

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main, St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260   http://www.maomgallery.com

Art Classes in the Gallery

What better way to spend a January afternoon, evening, couple of hours or an entire weekend than stirring your creative juices. We have a great lineup of onetime workshops and multi-week classes taught by the artist who exhibit in MAOM. St. Charles is a great spot to explore your creative side and the gallery is easily accessible from interstate 70.

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Watercolor taught by resident artist Joyce Rothermich is an eight week class meeting on Friday afternoons 1:30 – 4 p.m. Starting January 20th – March 17th (no class or March 10th).

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Snow Fun taught by resident artist Janine Helton a one day workshop meeting Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

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Intro to Drawing taught by resident artist Adam Long a four week class with two options Tuesday afternoons 1 – 3 p.m. or evenings 6 – 8 p.m starting January 31st.

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Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet taught by resident artist Rosanne Sartori is back by popular demand. Sunday, January 15th from 1 – 4 p.m.

Check out the webpage ( http://www.maomgallery.com/home.html )for a complete list of upcoming classes.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Watercolor collage by award winning MAOM artist and gallery owner Jean McMullen.

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301

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The gallery is full of great items to fill every holiday shopping list. Can’t decide? We offer gift certificates.

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Beautiful hand dyed and hand painted silk scarves.

Over 42 Missouri artist display their work in the historic two story building.

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If you stop by after dark be sure to take your picture on the lawn with the beautiful lighted display by MAOM artist Adam Long.

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Wall sculpture by MAOM artist Adam Long

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Exciting work my MAOM scratch board artist Brad Leber

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Today’s cold weather is perfect for one of Kathy Shallow’s warm felted hats.

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Diane Tessman creates wonderful, beautiful hats by weaving fabric and forming them.

We offer gift wrapping while you wait. Perhaps there will be hot cider and cookies to enjoy.

Visit the Facebook page of Missouri Artist on Main to see even more examples of the great work crafted by hand from the heart of the wonderful group of artist who call MAOM home.