Community Weaving Project

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About the Project 

Join us in creating a piece of art made with recycled threads and lots of love. This will be a group effort, with each participant having a hand at weaving part of this unique piece.

All skill levels welcome!

Why Weaving?
The ancient art of hand weaving is a form of storytelling that’s been used for centuries to express, preserve, and share culture or ideas with others. Colour, texture, and patterns help us to feel the emotions poured into each handmade creation in ways that other mediums will never be able to.

Our hope is that by weaving together, we can facilitate a visual representation of connection and interconnection in our community at a time when gatherings are not always possible.

The final creation will be proudly displayed at the Canada Games Centre as inspiration to continue telling our stories.

“I would like for the pieces to encourage people who may not consider them self “creative” or “artistic” to explore different art forms. Working with your hands in this way can be extremely therapeutic and part of my vision is for everyone to be able to feel a part of creating something beautiful that they may not have had the interest or courage to attempt on their own” ~ Kelly Weatherby, artist in charge 

Call for Materials and Stories
January 15 - February 7

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Materials
Contribute old clothes and leftover fabric that may have a significant meaning to you. Donations must be pre-washed and pre-cut 2-inch wide fabric strips in a bag. Suggested materials: yarn, blankets, tablecloths, old shirts or clothing, silk, velvet, denim, roving, fur, or hide.

Stories
We welcome you to include your personal story. Share your connection to the community through letters or poetry, describing what the fabric means to you. Throughout the making of the art piece, the stories will be shared and displayed for people to enjoy.

Drop off Locations
Canada Games Centre (Large blue bin past main reception desk)
Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store

Join In and Create
March 7 - 13

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Pre-register for a 15-minute time slot:

  • Macramé (some macramé experience is ideal)
  • Weave (no experience necessary)
  • AM and PM timeslots are available

Additional Information:

  • Staff will be available to assist during each timeslot
  • Clean and packaged material are provided for the project.
  • Hand sanitization and masks will be required.
  • Only one person will work on an art piece at a time.

Registration opens February 7 online