This series of three one-hour workshops will give different experiences of touch, seeing, and smell. The experience can be new and awakening, or familiar and soothing, even therapeutic; we can turn to them to stimulate and give new sensations or for relaxation and comfort. They also offer opportunities for inner development.
Thursday, August 12: We will spend time examining locks of unwashed fleece and discuss its properties. Then we will spin a bit of it.
Friday, August 13: We will create a sun-dye jar, to experience color from nature, from the environment. There is a long history connected to the quest for color, which includes imperialistic and environmental abuse. Then, we will work with plant-dyed wool to create a “wool picture.”
Saturday, August 14: We will felt the wool to make a small mat. In the activity of felting, you have to be open to the conversation between you and the wet wool.
This three-part workshop is part of The Twelve Senses: Sensing Justice in the Encounter, a virtual conference sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation August 11-15. Registered attendees of the Twelve Senses conference can attend the in-person workshop, but registration is required; email email@example.com for details.
Register to attend the three-part workshop "Meeting the Self, the Environment, and the Other through the Work of the Hands" with Chris Marlow (August 12, 13, and 14, 1:45-2:45pm). This workshop will also be streamed in the online conference "The Twelve Senses: Sensing Justice in the Encounter." Registered attendees of the Twelve Senses conference can attend the in-person workshop, but registration is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.