FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Weaving Hand's Cynthia Alberto - Shared screen with speaker view
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Weaving Hand Website: https://www.weavinghand.com/
Cynthia’s website: http://www.cynthiaalberto.com/
Opening the chat a little early for your questions!
Can you talk more about building your own looms for commission?
Where in Massachusetts is the performance?
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!!
What a phenomenal person!!And inspiring mama
What's the link for the information for the upcoming performance?
You talk about the healing through weaving, can you tell a bit more about that?
How do you anchor the back strap looms, when in a shared or rented space?
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?
Cynthia is amazing and a true force. Her journey and commitment to weaving and the community is inspiring and brave
Love your energy and passion and the fact that your children share weaving life is a dream! Thank you!
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
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…?
You said something I thought was incredibly important, “Go where people can help you.” Thank you for that.
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!
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.
I love what you tell about healing through weaving! I recognise that in my practice with sewing, dyeing en embroider clothes.
Cascadia Society in Vancouver
Gateway Arts in Boston is an arts program for adults with disabilities in Boston, and they have an excellent weaving studio!
Contact Weaving Hand: https://www.weavinghand.com/contact
Keep the questions coming!
Yes - Gateway Arts is great!
how do you connect with fashion designers to collaborate with the fibers you create?
Can you talk more about your designers and where their waste materials is coming from?
The designers you work with
Are you creating your ceramics by hand or do you use a wheel?
Can you talk about creating with clay versus cloth and how they feel different yet the same?
do you use fabscraps as a source for your community work
fabscraps the store
Is your recycled scraps project similar to the Eileen Fisher redye project?
Your work is amazing. As a weaver it is heart warming to see you teaching children to weave
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?
Do you also make the floor looms you showed in the weaving class photos?
There used to be a Weaving program and shop in Maneto, NC called Endless Possibilies.
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
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.
do you make the tapestry looms from old frames.
And Cynthia has also taken part in the Kapwa Collective in Toronto
Dora, our co-host is also a weaver! Check out her site! https://www.doramugerwa.com/all
Thanks Amy for sharing!
Thank you for this brilliant talk, Cynthia!
Very inspiring talk! Thank you! Love the perseverance and way of thinking!
Cythnia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiaalbertoweaver/
Thank you so much Cynthia, what an inspiring presentation and talk!
Weaving Hand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weavinghand/
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!
Thank you, Cynthia!! And thank you Amy and Kathy for hosting these events!
Thank you Cynthia for a most informative, wonderful introduction to your work and the focus of healing in weaving.
Will Botanical Colors have live classes soon?
Thank you Cynthia - you are inspiring! Keep on doing good.
Thanks Cynthia, Dora and Amy…another fantastic presentation!
And thank you, Dora, too!!
Picture of the week: https://www.wildedsie.org/
You're awesome Amy!!