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March 8th

Ada K. Dietz and Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles with Cross Country Weavers

Ada K. Dietz and Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles with Cross Country Weavers

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Ada K. Dietz, Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles with contemporary interpretation provided by members of Cross Country Weavers

In 1951, Two women, with their Heinz terrier, “Pickles”, bought a trailer, packed up their equipment, closed up their Long Beach “Hobby Looms Studio” and started on an over year-long tour across the United States and Canada promoting their idea of using algebraic expressions to write weaving drafts.  These two women were Mathematician, Ada K. Dietz, and Textile Artist, Ruth E. Foster. Their work made a definitive contribution to creative folk-art growth, including inspiring the beginnings of the Cross Country Weavers (CCW) in 1957. CCW continues to this day, celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. In collaboration for this exhibit, current members of the group have created new interpretations of Algebraic Expressions to be shown alongside the Loomhouse’s collection of original woven samples and artifacts from the writing and publishing of Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles draft book, and Dietz and Foster’s tour across the country.

Exhibition runs March 5 – May 14, 2022 in the Lou Tate Gallery.

Gallery Hrs: Tues- Fri 10am – 3pm, Sat 11am – 4pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 2-4pm, free and open to the public

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Tuesday, March 8
  • Wednesday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 10
  • Friday, March 11
  • Saturday, March 12
  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Wednesday, March 16
  • Thursday, March 17
  • Friday, March 18
  • Saturday, March 19
  • Tuesday, March 22
  • Wednesday, March 23
  • Thursday, March 24
  • Friday, March 25
  • Saturday, March 26
  • Tuesday, March 29
  • Wednesday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 31
  • Friday, April 1
  • Saturday, April 2
  • Tuesday, April 5
  • Wednesday, April 6
  • Thursday, April 7
  • Friday, April 8
  • Saturday, April 9
  • Tuesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, April 13
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Friday, April 15
  • Saturday, April 16
  • Tuesday, April 19
  • Wednesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 21
  • Friday, April 22
  • Saturday, April 23
  • Tuesday, April 26
  • Wednesday, April 27
  • Thursday, April 28
  • Friday, April 29
  • Saturday, April 30
  • Tuesday, May 3
  • Wednesday, May 4
  • Thursday, May 5
  • Friday, May 6
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Tuesday, May 10
  • Wednesday, May 11
  • Thursday, May 12
  • Friday, May 13
  • Saturday, May 14
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