Community Cloth Exhibit American Craft Week, 2018 Curated by Local Cloth’s 2018 Resident Artists: Joan Berner, Danielle Burke and Karen Donde.
This interactive, educational and community service exhibit explored the creation of handmade cloth, offering visitors opportunities to sit down and experiment with spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and stitching. Tools, materials and simple instructions were placed throughout the exhibit to encourage visitors to experience the connection between creating craft and fulfilling basic human needs within our community. Every visitor was invited to make a warm scarf, hat or mittens to bring back for display on a wall labeled Filling a Need, representing both their individual needs for artistic expression, and the basic human need for protection and warmth that cloth provides. At the end of the exhibit, the finished pieces were donated to a homeless shelter for distribution to those most at risk from the winter elements.