08 Jan Cordage as Adornment
Humans have been making cordage for at least fifty thousand years. It has helped us to shape our world and to thrive in it. We twist fibers to create strength, length and beauty. It is indigenous to all cultures; as is the impulse to adorn ourselves.
The process is simple and repetitive in a way that leaves room for conversation, laughter, and contemplation. What becomes available when physically exploring the metaphors of adornment and transformation with our hands? This is an opportunity to reflect, connect, share as our hands find the rhythm while making a necklace adornment.
We will use worn fabrics to learn this ancient technique and create beauty from that which would otherwise be discarded. Folks will come away with an understanding of how to turn unwanted or sentimental materials into beautiful and useful lengths of cord- whether to wrap a gift, hang as a garland or to wear as a necklace or hat band.
Materials provided. $20-$40 suggested material donation. Ages 12 and up. 12 people per class.