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October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Meg Denton of Able Farms will share some of the creative ways Does (female rabbits) are natural crafters and weavers of textiles.
Meg Denton is an artist and agriculturalist who focuses on the intersection of land, sustainability, textiles, and ecological art. In this talk, she’ll be displaying the unique abilities of one of her favorite farm assistants, the rabbit. Rabbits are natural textile artists in their own right, showing an instinctual resourcefulness and unique ability to use reclaimed fabric in the most sophisticated ways, such as utilizing textiles, straw, and found materials in the creation of their nests. With kimono scraps provided by Textile Hive, Meg will show how female rabbits (Does) have woven such pieces into nests, and how she made a kimono table from the scraps, a functional piece that celebrates the origin of each element, which will be on display. The artist talk and conversation will center on the sustainability of reclaimed textiles, glass, and wood.
*This is an all inclusive and kid friendly event*
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