The Ties That Bind is a #NoPipelines Community Collaborative Art and Story project that will go on display in Staunton in May. Join WriterHouse to create a section of the larger whole and learn from Ecoartist and poet Amelia L. Williams how to contribute your voice, and your vision in this work of words and fabric art.
Materials: bring at least 6 strips of fabric 4 to 5 feet long or scrap clothing, draperies, bedding, woolens – anything that can be cut up and tied into strands and then braided. The material of your lives will make powerfully interesting braids.
Also bring an old shirt with a pocket, or fabric you can sew into a pocket. Some of your writing will get tucked into the pocket – which will get added to your braid. Other options include using ribbons or fabric scraps to write your story and add these like a fringe on the braid.
We will braid a little first, then take time to write prose or poetry that will get added to your braids, and then we will finish the braids, and join them together. The WriterHouse section will be added to dozens being created by groups in 3 counties to make the final piece. You can get your braid back when the exhibition is over.
Learn more about the artist and poet, and The Ties That Bind project here.
This event is free and open to the public. If you plan to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call WriterHouse at 434-296-1922 so that we may ensure sufficient workspace for everyone.