Melissa Arnold Lecture and Trunk Show – Thursday Oct. 5th, 7pm

Melissa Arnold has been working with textiles for over 40 years. She began as a weaver and spinner and moved full time into surface design in 1990, when she moved to Hawaii where she learned the art of shibori and indigo dyeing from the Temari Center for Asian Arts. She spent from 2003 to 2015 collaborating with Fashion Designer Catherine Bacon, producing textiles for her spring and fall collections. Melissa’s work includes many different processes such as dyeing, devore’, discharge, screen printing, shibori, resist scouring, wool collage, felting, and nuno felting.

Her work has won many awards and is in the collections of the Nippon Silk Center in Japan, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and numerous private collections across the country. In Spring of 2005, her work was on the cover of Ornament magazine in a featured article about designer Catherine Bacon. You may see her work at  She now lives in Victor, Montana.

Come join us for her Lecture and Trunk Show with the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers at 7:00 pm on October 5th 2017. This will be a rare opportunity to purchase small pieces of Melissa’s wonderful Shibori Art on Silk (cash or check only).


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