Workshop presented at Ahmedabad, India in January 2018 as part of the Maker Fest Event.
Why weaving? I'm really inspired by Traditional Folk Art and the ways we used to archive stories when writing didn't exist. Weaving is also historically connected to female empowerment and collective storytelling.
A workshop to invite people to think about who are the empowering females in their lives and how to celebrate them through weaving.
The more we studied, the more we realized how weaving has a tight attachment with women and how through time women have empowered themlseves through this craft, in an individual and collective scale. This type of activity helps building stronger women, women that we aspire to be one day.
how can we make a homage to these women?
when does empowerment (external tool) becomes strength (internal tool)?
how can we make a homage to these women that through their strength they became our empowering tool?
Date: March 18th
Amount of people: Approximately 10, no minimum/maximun age.
Each person will be instigated to think about one female that they feel extremely inspired by and to weave a piece in homage to her. Later, this weaving will be sent to those people with a postcard/letter from the weaver.
This workshop is open to the whole community. It will teaching basic techniques of weaving as well as instigating attendees to celebrate the females in their lives.