Community Tapestries

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Fiber arts as a medium for visioning, healing, and communing

I honor and continue a tradition of weaving as a collective practice of processing, exploration, and healing. In this series, I work with non-weaving communities to teach members basic weaving techniques as they weave a collective tapestry piece. It’s an opportunity to co-create a fiber-based visual language, as well as conclude a highly personal and reflective process with a physical representation of the community.

By embracing the dual healing functions of social and tactile flow, Community Tapestries is a process of convening all members to jointly contribute to a tapestry, therefore developing a collective consciousness. I have brought community tapestries to LGBTQ community groups, organizers, community gardens, and women’s shelters.

If you want to bring a community tapestry to your group, email: kacielynmartinez (@) gmail (dot) com


TAPESTRIES ON DISPLAY:

  • YWCA (Muncie, IN)


 

TAPESTRIES CURRENTLY BEING WOVEN:

  • String Thing Studio, (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Vermont Farmers Food Center, (Rutland VT)

 

TAPESTRIES RECENTLY WOVEN:

  • Women’s Organizing Network (New York, NY)

  • YWCA & OUTREACH (Muncie, IN)

  • Hindsight Conference (New York, NY)

  • Guapamacataro Art & Ecology Center (Michoacán, MX)