IB Bayo was born in Nigeria into a ninth generation weaving family. He studied batik dyeing, quilt making, reverse appliqué, wood carving and painting at the Nike Center for Art and Culture in Osogbo. He came to the US with a tour in 1995. IBB met Rachel Clark, who offered to teach him Western clothing design. He married an American, settled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and to this day continues his mentorship with Rachel.
Lecture: African Textiles Through the Maker’s Eyes
June 14, 2014 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center (Multipurpose Room – M50), 1 W. Campbell, (at Winchester Blvd)
Workshop: Nigerian Reverse Applique
Ends: June 14, 2014 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center (Activity Room E-46), 1 W. Campbell, (at Winchester Blvd)
Description: This applique is an art form in which two layers of fabric are sewn together to create a design. The design is marked on the top fabric, then parts of it are cut away and hand stitched to reveal the background fabric. Sometimes other fabrics are slipped underneath the top fabric to add extra color or texture.