WITH HAND AND HEART: IKAT DYEING WITH VEGETABLE DYES
Fr 29.09.–Su 1.10.2017
Cocktail 30.10.2017 5pm
Since 1963, the Vorarlberg firm of TISCA has stood for the production of high-quality woolen carpets and the combination of tradition and innovation. Together with the Swedish designer Anneli Tegelberg and basing its approach on the first GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) carpet collection in the world, the company makes new patterns using the Ikat production process, where the thread is dyed in sections before weaving, with the German designer Elke Fiebig adding her expertise on ecological dyeing using vegetable dyes. This knowledge sharing is offered by TISCA and the designers as part of a temporary Ikat and dyeing workshop during the festival. The results of this collaboration will be on show throughout the entire festival.