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FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Weaving Hand's Cynthia Alberto - Shared screen with speaker view
Dora Mugerwa
40:41
Weaving Hand Website: https://www.weavinghand.com/
Dora Mugerwa
41:10
Cynthia’s website: http://www.cynthiaalberto.com/
Dora Mugerwa
56:32
Opening the chat a little early for your questions!
Amy DuFault
57:06
Can you talk more about building your own looms for commission?
Jenine Shereos
57:50
Where in Massachusetts is the performance?
Susan Weltman
57:56
I’ve known Cynthia since she started in Park Slope. She never gives up!! She really brings weaving to the Community! Forget any stereotypes of of who weaves!!
czarina lobo
58:16
What a phenomenal person!!And inspiring mama
Lesley Ham
58:18
What's the link for the information for the upcoming performance?
Marijke Bongers
58:18
You talk about the healing through weaving, can you tell a bit more about that?
Sarah Margolis
58:37
https://www.ritesofpassageproject.org/
Cindy Pierce
59:32
How do you anchor the back strap looms, when in a shared or rented space?
michelle gannes
59:34
you are amazing, do you ever sleep? working with young adult weavers in ventura county, I have never been so satisfied. I'm inspired to expand the arts to tapestry, dyeing eventually. do you know of other arts studios in the US/Canada that work with weavers with disabilities?
Rachel Miller
59:48
Cynthia is amazing and a true force. Her journey and commitment to weaving and the community is inspiring and brave
Cheryl Desjardin
59:50
Love your energy and passion and the fact that your children share weaving life is a dream! Thank you!
leslie leonard
01:01:55
I think that it was really nice seeing all your photos. I wish it was slower. I am glad that viewers are unable from the pictures to see who is disabled. It is a community that is disregarded as unusable. Not true. Your resiliency in change and working with the "un" in out society is AMAZING
Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs
01:01:56
Your story really emphasizes the importance of persistence: Don’t give up, keep saying Yes.! Thank you. Very inspiring. How did you make your connections over time? Was it more a number of “happy accidents” or did you try to work on social media, or…?
Juliarose Triebes
01:02:11
You said something I thought was incredibly important, “Go where people can help you.” Thank you for that.
Susan Weltman
01:02:41
Weaving Hand is now in a GREAT location, so much street traffic, near subway stop, across from school - just such a great part of the community!
Virginia Glenn
01:02:59
I taught weaving at a Bereavement camp for kids who had lost family members. I think that weaving worked almost as well as any therapy, to calm the most traumatized kids. Your studio must also be a great place for that type of healing.
Marijke Bongers
01:03:10
I love what you tell about healing through weaving! I recognise that in my practice with sewing, dyeing en embroider clothes.
czarina lobo
01:03:48
Cascadia Society in Vancouver
Jenine Shereos
01:04:30
Gateway Arts in Boston is an arts program for adults with disabilities in Boston, and they have an excellent weaving studio!
Dora Mugerwa
01:05:01
Contact Weaving Hand: https://www.weavinghand.com/contact
Dora Mugerwa
01:05:14
Keep the questions coming!
Virginia Bullock
01:05:26
Yes - Gateway Arts is great!
michelle gannes
01:06:23
how do you connect with fashion designers to collaborate with the fibers you create?
Amy DuFault
01:06:59
Can you talk more about your designers and where their waste materials is coming from?
Amy DuFault
01:07:10
The designers you work with
Omi Gray
01:07:44
Are you creating your ceramics by hand or do you use a wheel?
Amy DuFault
01:08:54
Can you talk about creating with clay versus cloth and how they feel different yet the same?
kimm branch
01:10:08
do you use fabscraps as a source for your community work
kimm branch
01:10:29
fabscraps the store
Lesley Ham
01:10:38
Is your recycled scraps project similar to the Eileen Fisher redye project?
Kim Merritt
01:11:50
Your work is amazing. As a weaver it is heart warming to see you teaching children to weave
Amy DuFault
01:12:03
I know Rachel Miller is here, maybe talk more about the project you are collaborating on with her? Is it with Sheridan Textiles in Toronto?
Virginia Glenn
01:13:11
Do you also make the floor looms you showed in the weaving class photos?
Reid Barnhart
01:13:38
There used to be a Weaving program and shop in Maneto, NC called Endless Possibilies.
Margarida Vasconcelos
01:13:41
Wow, beautiful and inspiring work. I am fascinated by zero waste weaving and the idea of weaving with scraps, brilliant. Can you talk a bit more about how you design/weave a piece of cloth that is going to be used to make clothes? Thank you
Rachel Miller
01:13:48
Cynthia has done visiting artist talks at Sheridan College and also took on one of my students as an intern when she taught a backstrap weaving workshops.
michelle gannes
01:14:25
do you make the tapestry looms from old frames.
Rachel Miller
01:14:31
And Cynthia has also taken part in the Kapwa Collective in Toronto
Amy DuFault
01:15:37
Dora, our co-host is also a weaver! Check out her site! https://www.doramugerwa.com/all
Dora Mugerwa
01:16:40
Thanks Amy for sharing!
Mary Jaeger
01:18:48
Thank you for this brilliant talk, Cynthia!
Marijke Bongers
01:18:52
Very inspiring talk! Thank you! Love the perseverance and way of thinking!
Dora Mugerwa
01:18:58
Cythnia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiaalbertoweaver/
Jenine Shereos
01:19:08
Thank you so much Cynthia, what an inspiring presentation and talk!
Dora Mugerwa
01:19:09
Weaving Hand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weavinghand/
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi
01:19:10
Fascinating &inspiring work and creative life! So nice to see the variety of looms, healing arts and ways of working with the community. Thank you!
Rachel Miller
01:19:13
Thank you, Cynthia!! And thank you Amy and Kathy for hosting these events!
Kristin Freeman
01:20:00
Thank you Cynthia for a most informative, wonderful introduction to your work and the focus of healing in weaving.
Rachel Miller
01:20:41
Will Botanical Colors have live classes soon?
kathy green
01:23:04
Thank you Cynthia - you are inspiring! Keep on doing good.
Kippian Inglis
01:23:42
Thanks Cynthia, Dora and Amy…another fantastic presentation!
Rachel Miller
01:23:54
And thank you, Dora, too!!
Dora Mugerwa
01:25:32
Picture of the week: https://www.wildedsie.org/
czarina lobo
01:25:46
You're awesome Amy!!