Experiencing the kinship between stories, fabric and the human spirit
Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life is a valuable opportunity for anyone with a story to tell, creating expansive enrichment and deep impact.
– Laurie Moskowitz-Corrois, MA, ET, Expressive Arts Program Coordinator, The Children's Room, Arlington, MA
My first thought when I heard about Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life was…finally!
– Sandra Corneau, Building Manager, JFK Apartments, Cambridge, MA
Seeing the bits of black ink dotting the woven fabric, I know the individual words of my story have merged with the words of others of my community. A part of me will always be represented in that weaving, an experience made manifest that is unparalleled.
– Lorraine Fine, Congregation Eitz Chayim, Cambridge, MA
Through the use of color, fiber, paper, texture & language, Catherine and Cheyenne facilitate a process of quiet & profound transformation: transformation from paper to fiber, from isolation to belonging, from part to whole. Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life re-imagines the art of storytelling and the practice of healing.
– Barbara Hamm, Psy.D., Director, Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance
I find peace in the Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life workshops at BSU…my fog, my pain, my unbearable feelings that I live with every day quiets in writing, sharing, drawing, viewing, CREATING.”
– Ryan Connolly, participating veteran in "Vets Speak" project at Bridgewater State University
Kelly Arcacha, Art Chair for Foxborough High School, recently sent new process images for the Sam Berns Memorial Weaving project. The published book component documenting participant artwork will commence in early 2016. We’ll post updates as soon as we have them. Best wishes to all of our supporters for a Peaceful New Year!
A community fabric created by healthcare professionals who took part in Moving Towards Forgiveness, our Arnold P. Gold Foundation Workshop sponsored by Violence Transformed 2015, is on exhibit at Maud Morgan Arts’ Chandler Gallery August 10-Sepember 11. Opening reception Thursday, August 13 from 6-8 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to see and feel shifu fabric, woven […]
Last June, Cheyenne McCarter & Catherine Tutter returned to Foxborough High School where students, educators and staff wove their final yarns and removed the completed weaving from the loom. Over 200 individuals participated in the project, resulting in our largest community fabric. Stay tuned for our future update on a published book designed by graphic arts students that documents […]