Text-Tiles: Letters from Me to You

SOCIAL FABRIC WORKSHOP III

Workshop III was designed for teenage girls
with diverse backgrounds. Participants viewed specific textiles or tapestries, with fictional times and places of creation. They imagined the textile makers, and conveyed their stories by writing letters backward, from themselves in the present to the textile makers in the past. The letters and textiles were then assembled into keepsake booklets.

Role: Writer, Developer, Facilitator
   
Resource: Jane Dunnewold, Complex Cloth:
A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design
(1996) / website
 
Images: col 1, upper / "Organizing Chaos" by Jane Dunnewold (1996), lower / collage by Sheila Martineau; col 3 / "Fullness of Life" by Jane Dunnewold (1992)
 
     
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