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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

RAG Fabric - A Running Thread For 29 Years

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC


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RAG Fabric - A Running Thread For 29 Years

Liz Spear


 Like the ubiquitous rag rug so common in our visual memories, my RAG fabric are woven with commercial fabrics as weft.  Re-weaving plaids stripes, florals and solids into a dark/light warp, with a light beat on the bias-cut strips gives me a fuzzy and vibrant fabric a little different on each side.  In recent years, I’ve begun to make long coats with a variety of collars that just glow with the colors and loose patterning of RAG fabric, and swing just that bit more with its weight.  The presentatiowill be a combination of history and development  of the RAG fabric’s various techniques and uses.

 Liz Spear has been working with her hands for 45 years, and weaving in WNC for nearly 30. She weaves yardage of various twills and the plain weave RAG fabric, as well as make nuno-felt fabric; all goes into a line of functional and beautiful garments for all walks of life.  www.lizspearhandwoven.com

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