braiding weaving threading holding—a plant fibre workshop
What worlds are possible when we understand the threads of our lives and our beings as essentially and inextricably intertwined with one another and the more-than-human world?
Autumn is the time of year when the energy of perennial plants descends to their roots, which will lay dreaming in the soil until they send out new shoots in spring. Meanwhile, the decaying stems of this season’s growth are ready to be harvested and processed for their beautiful, durable fibres.
Join interdisciplinary artist and folk ecologist Dani Hagel as we learn to process abundant local plants like dogbane, milkweed, and stinging nettle into fibres for cording and weaving. Alongside discussion of local plant ecology, we’ll weave our plant fibres into a collectively-created fabric sculpture.
This is a drop-in event. You’re invited to participate in cording, weaving, and discussion. Please RSVP on Eventbrite here.
Sunday, October 29th
11 am – 4 pm
Boarding House Arts, main floor (Musagetes Office)
snacks and tea provided
This workshop is part of a series of events co-programmed by Lisa Hirmer and Elwood Jimmy, linked together by the concept of “Seed School” — an ephemeral initiative co-conceived to cultivate wiser and more accountable artistic and life practices for the planet in a time of climate crisis.