Teaching Resources for Precarious Structures: Collaborative Unraveling & Weaving Workshop
February 14, 2021
Welcome to Precarious Structures: Collaborative Unraveling & Weaving Project
Online Participatory Workshop with Laura Splan CAA ARTexchange, Hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Laura Splan leads an exchange of pandemic reflections and memories while unraveling textiles with participants. This will be followed by a demonstration of basic weaving and spinning using wool from laboratory llamas who produce antibodies for vaccines. Participants will mail their unraveled threads to be included in Splan’s woven sculptures. Watch Laura Splan’s ARTexchange talk.
Materials: All participants should bring a textile of their choice to unravel or take apart as well as a pair of scissors or seam ripper. While the unraveling collaboration is in progress, participants will be asked to adjust the angle of their web cameras to focus on their hands.
How to Participate
Find any textile to unravel and a pair of scissors or a seam ripper.
Tilt your camera down to focus on your hands (make sure your camera is on).
Start unraveling, take your time, there is no one way to unravel.
Turn your mic on and jump in on the exchange of pandemic reflections and memories while unraveling textiles with fellow participants. Feel free to chat your thoughts too!
Stick around for brief spinning and weaving demos.
Contribute your unraveled threads to be interwoven into Laura Splan’s Entangled Entities weavings that include hand-spun llama and alpaca wool from laboratory animals used for antibody production for SARS-CoV-2 conronavirus vaccines and antiviral treatments. Email the studio for the mailing address.