Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) exhibition Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth

Seattle Weavers’ Guild member Marilyn Romatka has been invited to present her Program on the production of Uzbek ikat cloth at the Seattle Arts Museum in conjunction with their current exhibition Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth. This will be  similar to the Program Marilyn has given in the past to the Olympia Weavers Guild, but new-and-improved to speak to the general non-weaving public, about the amazing process of getting this  exceptional cloth from plain white threads.

Members are encouraged to invite even non-weaving friends and family to the talk, and to enjoy the exhibition that same day. It is truly something to see!

This presentation will be free of charge in order to educate as many museum visitors as possible and will be first come, first served seating.

From the SAM Calendar:

          Explore more of SAM’s Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth and travel to Central Asia in this multi-media presentation.   Travel back to Uzbekistan with Marilyn Romatka to watch the process of  ikat production from silk worm to final garment. Learn how each thread manipulated, dyed, and woven into exquisite cloth – truly hand-crafted. 

Marilyn Romatka’s focus is living folk art crafts. She teaches a wide variety of topics, from painting techniques to weaving, the common thread being the techniques are all deep-rooted in cultures from around the world.

·         Event Date: Sunday, 4/30

·         Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. 

·         Location: Plestcheeff Auditorium (south hall)

·         Cost: Free to the public.

·         Seating is first come, first served. If you require additional ADA accommodations, please contact our customer service team at or 206-654-3210.  Please submit requests with as much advanced notice as possible.