MEDITATION

What meditational value does the act of weaving provide as an act of creation that combines focus and relaxation?   

Some weavers experience a meditative feeling when weaving. The project on this loom asks participant to consider if they find the repetitive process of weaving brings focus to their mind and body. Rather than creating a perfect end product this prompt asks community members to sign up for hour-long sessions to weave a rag rug and deeply consider the process of weaving.

In 2017 we used scrap materials from the Jump Suit project by  Rational Dress Society . We processed the black and white material into strips that were woven by individual participants into meditation mats.

In 2017 we used scrap materials from the Jump Suit project by Rational Dress Society. We processed the black and white material into strips that were woven by individual participants into meditation mats.

These Meditation Mats were woven by participants during the summer of 2016. They are made our of reclaimed muslin and denim.

These Meditation Mats were woven by participants during the summer of 2016. They are made our of reclaimed muslin and denim.