Aired Saturday, August 5, 2023
The Loom: Weaving at the Intersection of Art and Science
Textiles are a fascinating combination of chemistry and physics. Weavers rely on the physical and chemical properties of fabrics to create a wide variety of products. From the early days of weaving and spinning to the modern era of synthetic fibers and nanotechnology, the chemistry and physics of textiles are an ever-evolving field of study.
Our guest creates beautiful woven works of art that cross between the boundaries of art and science. Join us as we explore how fine art, science, and technology come together to make individual fibers come together to create magnificent works of art. We will explore the different types of looms, fibers, and dyes used in the making of woven art as well as how science has influenced our guest’s work.
Gretchen Romey-Tanzer, Weaver and Owner of Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery