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Weaving The Future

Weaving is one of the older technologies in humankind - there is evidence of looms from 9000 years ago. It is also the first programmed machine. Yet in these modern times, the mechanics of loom weaving seem to be a mysterious craft, left to the esoteric craftspeople of society. The goal of this workshop is to uncover part of that mystery. There will be a prerecorded video on producing a woven piece, including the dying and prepping of the yarn, setting up the loom, pattern planning, and the actual weaving of the project. After the video presentation, in addition to questions and answers, there will be an opportunity for audience members to participate in the final design of a woven piece by indicating weaving patterns via an interactive website. The finished piece will be a true artifact of the HOPE 2020 conference!