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Visiting Artist of the Month

Alice Cappa

Alice Cappa handweaves natural fiber wearables in lightweight, breathable cottons, integrating a unique expression of color and texture into a traditional craft. A favorite technique is Leno-lace, an open weave used to define imagery as with the flower or marine images in her "SeaShawls". Look for another technique, rainbow-dyed warp, creating a progression of gradient shades throughout the weave.

Alice also spins, dyes, and weaves fleece from her sheep, or makes natural fiber papers for journals or handbound books. These processes offer presentations for schools, camps, and birthdays, where often a lamb has visited with students. Special techniques, such as triangle weaving, are taught in itinerant workshops. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows throughout the southeast.

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