Pasts & Futures | Exhibition

Drumlin, Indigo Triangle, Hemp Bars

Jenny Knavel


Utilizing natural dyes, hemp, and organic cotton fabric, I reference and reinterpret traditional quilting concepts and aesthetics through a modern context. I incorporate nui and arashi shibori techniques when dyeing fabric. Solid colors and the shibori fabric are cut and machine pieced together into an intuitively constructed composition.

I am a professor of art and design and I am interested in the role formal education can play in the promotion and development of natural dyeing in schools and communities. As an artist, I create work utilizing non-hazardous, natural materials and mediums.