The first days were already succesfull in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. On Sunday I joined the 3rd gathering to weave in Utrecht @ the 'artist in residence' location of Casco.
Guided and inspired by Travis Meinolf people of all ages learned to weave and contributed to making a big blanket.
Travis is an American artist, now living in Berlin. You'll find a full overview of his projects on his website: Actionweaver . It was very interesting to (re)learn a traditional technique that is and has been used all over the world. ( I've done some dabbling in weaving when I was about 8 yrs old....),
Just as fascinating are the ideas behind it. Like the idea that me making a piece of fabric in my leisure time means it was made by someone who at that moment wanted to do that activity. While when I buy a piece of cloth in a store, it was probably made by someone who at the moment of producing would rather have been doing something else.
We were a small group in Utrecht, but very enthousiastic. Some were Etsy sellers and some were not. There was a birthday, there was yarn, there was cake (my Mighthy-Mighty-Goji-Berry-Cake recipe will be posted on this blog soon). :)
I'll let the photo's speak for themselves.
|1.Threading the loom|
|4.Weave!! (that's me!)|
|6. Several people on different locations have been working on the same piece.|
|7. Putting the pieces together.|
Thanks Marta, for taking the 2 pictures of me weaving.