MENDING AS METAPHOR
AN INTENTION FROM MENDING AS METAPHOR
From Mending’s website:
“I want to create a community where we come together to repair our textiles but in which we also share stories, food and ideas. Traditionally many cultures, including our own, have worked in community to make and repair textiles, such as the boro textiles of Japan, the ralli quilts from India and the Gee’s Bend quilters.” Read more via the link, right.
Friend of Textile Arts LA Ruth Katzenstein Souza has developed a website with ideas, poetry, links to research, images, project pages, and more that seeks to celebrate, teach, encourage, and create community.
We’ve pasted some of her words here: “I have dreamt of a place where I could arrange an archive of interesting mending and repair work in textiles today as well as a chronicle of my own practice. Hopefully this site will be a virtual mending circle where we gather to mend and tell stories. May the circle widen to include people of all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds. Mending seems to touch on something mythic and ancient and yet very universal, practical and of this moment.”
Please visit her site to learn more!