Women's Woven Voices has reached its goal of gathering over 1,000 woven story cloths from around the globe.
A new chapter in its unfolding and the focus is on now sharing this amazing art piece with its powerful message of creativity, community, and compassion. While the original tapestry will be exhibited, starting first with the 2022 the Handweavers Guild of America international conference, Convergence, photos of new story cloths will be shared in the Global Tapestry Gallery.
You and your group can continue to contribute to the project by create your own Women’s Woven Voices story cloth or panel and submitting your photos of them to be included in the website's Global Tapestry Gallery page.
1,000 Story Cloths Completed
Tuck in the Ends -
Once you've gathered your group's finished woven story cloths the first step to creating a panel to display in your community is tucking in the ends. It's supper easy!
YOU WILL NEED - Scissors, & a Tapestry Needle
Stitch the Panel Together -
Next you stitch the story cloths into a cohesive tapestry panel of up to roughly 25 woven strips, joining your individual voices together!
YOU WILL NEED - Strong String, Scissors, & a Tapestry Needle
Crochet a Hanging Sleeve -
Once you have your groups completed panel you can add a crocheted sleeve on the top as a way to display the finished tapestry. However, if crochet isn't for you, feel free to find a way to display the finished tapestry that works for your group and your show space.
YOU WILL NEED - Red String, Scissors, & a Medium Sized Cochet Hook
Add the Red Fringe -
When you've finished crocheting a sleeve to hang your group's tapestry panel the last step is to add the red fringe. Hopefully this visually stunning addition will become a talking point centered on solutions for many women facing abuse.
YOU WILL NEED - Red String, Scissors, & a Medium Sized Crochet Hook
Your voices deserve to be HEARD,
& your newly completed tapestry should be SEEN!
Please share your weaving(s) on your social media, as well as the Women's Woven Voices Facebook page & Instagram.