|Happy birthday "Well Used, Well Loved"|
I selected 8 households to adopt a hand-woven dish towel and journal. This group became the Linen Team. Since I wanted as many people to participate as possible -- I created an additional leg of the project. This second group became the Paper Team. The exact details of the project can be discovered in previous blog posts.
In September I began to gather the used towels, the journals and the papers from the project participants. I also collected feedback via a project exit survey.
This Sunday I will be heading to The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT for a month. I received a partial fellowship to continue my work on "Well Used, Well Loved".
In preparation for this retreat I have been organizing and packing for a few days. One of the things I am bringing is the 8 journals from the Linen Team. My plan is to read the journals and select passages that inspire me. These passages will then be hand transcribed on to Kozo paper (similar the Paper Team) and then spun into thread. This Shifu spun text will supplement the Paper Team threads.
|Journals and threads going to VT|
I feel much gratitude for the gift of support from my community to continue this important and collaborative work. Thank you -- we have much to celebrate.