FeltLooming with Jmy

FeltLOOM® Lexi Demonstration
Saturday September 4, 2021
2 – 3:30pm

Limited Capacity
Indoors + Masks Required
RSVP + questions to jameskiddstudio@gmail.com
sliding scale $10 – 30

Held at the basic premise gallery
918 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, California 93023
street parking

I work on a FeltLOOM®  Lexi which is a 200 needle dry felting process machine where fibers get felted (interlocked) together through repetitive needle strokes and punctures. Nearly any fiber synthetic, natural or hybrid including old sweaters,  towels, shirts, socks, scarfs as well as raw and processed furs, wools, hairs and even plant fibers (such as milkweed silk) can create entirely new textiles for a variety of uses such as blankets, pillows, rugs, insulation, visual art pieces, and clothing. The technique is simple, fun and expressive.

I will demo the machine and have people create small samples of their own. Materials will be provided for sampling as well as people are encouraged to bring their own materials to experiment with.

Jmy James Kidd makes dances, textiles and community spaces. Jmy is the founder of Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, CA, AUNTS is Dance in NYC and MGM, a touring dance collective. Choreographic commissions include REDCAT, The Kitchen, Made in LA 2014, The Broad, The Getty, Pacific Standard Time 2013, New Museum. Residencies include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BOFFO, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Jmy is a 2021 MacDowell Fellow. Jmy is visioning a Music and Dance Temple to be built somewhere sometime in the next 10 years. Jmy frequently collaborates with wife, musician Tara Jane O’Neil.

part of Textile Arts LA “TRICKSTERS & TRANSFORMATION” events thru textile month Sept 2021 and Tara Jane O’Neil and Jmy James Kidd residency month at the basic premise gallery.