Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Community Threads Week 61

Sunset designed by Dawna Beatty, woven by Corrie Parsons.

Tapestry weaving classes will resume Monday September 17 and 19. For more information and to register go to : http://torontoweavingschool.blogspot.ca/2012/08/time-to-register-for-fall-2012-weaving.html.

The Community Threads project is now in its 61st week. I have posted a YouTube video of the Birthing of the Community Threads tapestries at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtqjcDtrYfY.

Handwoven magazine featured free tapestry weaving ideas and tips at ......

Marie Payne and Gail Sheldon
I wanted to post a picture of some people that came out to participate in our tapestry WeaveIn at the Toronto Weaving school a while back. Here anyone can weave on the tapestries and it evolved into its own amorphous design. Joe Lewis kicked off the project and came to give us a talk.
Linda Needles, president of the Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners, who are doing the Community Threads project sent this along. Many of us at the Toronto Weaving School know that Debbie Harris has been weaving a very beautiful Navajo rug and thought this article might be of interest to you all.

Another Email forwarded by Barbara Heller from the Canadian Tapestry Network that may interest you:

Greetings. I am making a documentary about the project of Guillermo Bert with the Mapuche indigenous people of Chile, a project involving weaving, indigenous rights, the preservation of identity and culture, storytelling, QR codes. You can read all about it at www.codedstories.com

His project will be opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and we intend to film as he completes the project. We've done a lot of filming in Chile already. We think we are well on our way to making a superb documentary feature that treats the art and skill of weaving with the respect and beauty it deserves. Given the focus of your organization, we thought we’d reach out to you, and hope you might be interested in the project.

We are also currently conducting a Kickstarter campaign to raise critical production expenses to complete filming. With 7 days left in the campaign, we are looking to connect with targeted groups who care about art, culture, and anthropology to make this film come to life. Here is the link:

Would you have any leads to people with whom I should communicate?
Would you please share this link with groups or individuals you think would be interested in supporting this film?

Once the film is complete, we would love to come and screen the film with you. We hope that it will create interest in the possibilities of weaving and fine art tapestry.

Thank you for your consideration and support. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Adam Hyman

Adam Hyman
Okapi Films
143 N. Commonwealth Ave. #3
Los Angeles CA 90004
+1-323-807-4202 (cell)