Joy O. Ude
Lectures and Workshops
A Common Thread: Shibori, Embroidery And Tatting
May 28, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN

In this class students discover various dyeing and embroidery techniques to transform plain fabric into uniquely designed surfaces. Learning about basic tatting techniques (lace-making) also allows students to create their own intricate fabric pieces. This course is a great starting point for textile beginners, and will give advanced students new approaches and skills for surface design. Students will leave with the ability to easily continue developing their surface treatment and lace-making skills at home or in their personal studio. Open to all skill levels.

Registration available at the link.

Current Shows
A Good Night's Sleep
The Colored Girls Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Open to the public March to September 2017; tickets available here.

Learn more about the museum here and here.
Emerging Voices article in Surface Design Journal
Textiles +; Winter 2014, Volume 38, No. 2
Joy O. Ude explores her heritage in textiles and photos (July 2014)
L. Kent Wolgamott
Lincoln Journal Star

Face Time article in The Crafts Report (January 2014)
The Crafts Report, Volume 40/Issue 453 (pages 36-37)

Objectified show description by Jamie Laughlin
Voice Places in the Dallas Observer (December 2013)

Young Blood article in The Crafts Report (September 2013)
The Crafts Report, Volume 39/Issue 449 (page 35)

Interview with Sally Deskins of Les Femmes Folles (July 2013)

Fiber artists blend modern aesthetics, traditional techniques (May 2013)
Kurt Shaw
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Fabric of Culture in Artizen Magazine (September 2012)
Artizen Magazine, Volume 3/Issue 9 (pages 42-57)
Four of my prints are included in the book project The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. I’m excited to be included in the series.

Disco Vasarely, Lip Service, Make Yourself At Home, and Shades.

The book can be purchased here.