Facilitated by Kirstyn Hom, Ava Sayaka Rosen, Kristin Scheel
Open Windows Cooperative, a community print shop, bindery and collaboration space in the Bayview, hosted a public weaving project at sites around our neighborhood throughout the summer. Our hand-built loom traveled on casters to pressure points around the transit corridor of Third Avenue. We invited friends and passersby to contribute old clothes and leftover fabric —material with stories to tell— to recycle into the rag rug we took turns weaving together.
The ancient art of hand weaving maintains relevance and power as a form of storytelling as well manufacturing. The use of traditional tools and a more tactile process soothes us in an increasingly mechanized age. Our hope is that by weaving together, we can facilitate a more immediate and intuitive dialogue with our community.