Creative Flow: Weaving Water Workshop

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Join us for a Weaving Water Workshop exploring our textile connection to the Mississippi Watershed!

All My Relations Arts welcome MWMO Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nassif and featured artist Karen Goulet (White Earth Ojibwe) for an afternoon of weaving, dyeing with organic indigo and sharing our connections to the River and to textiles. Play with spinning, weaving and dyeing natural fibers with an organic indigo vat. Learn about the chemistry of organic indigo, and dip your creation in an indigo vat to dye it shades of blue. Weave your and others’ blue fibers into community-created fabric will become part of Karen Goulet and Monique Verdin’s traveling exhibition Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh. Stations will be set up to explore indigo dyeing and weaving on the SAORI loom.

Saturday, Jan. 6th, 2024, 12-3pm, at All My Relations Arts Gallery. No experience needed. Register HERE.

If registration is full, please email [email protected] to be put on a waitlist. 


Dress in clothes that may be stained. Masks and aprons are welcome. 

We welcome intergenerational learning! If you are under the age of 16, you need to be accompanied by an adult. All ages are welcome. Feeling fiber, dipping it in indigo and experiencing the wonder of the watershed is open to all. Adults will need to guide their youngsters as needed in different activities. Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs.


MWMO Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nassif brings Weaving Water Workshops to residents across the urban watershed area. She collaborates with community organizations and fellow artists to spark new connections and conversations about our relationships to the Mississippi River and its vast watershed, the fourth largest watershed in the world!

Weaving Water Workshops reconnect us to the water flowing outside and the histories of cloth making flowing within us. We all descend from ancestors who created cloth for function and beauty with the help of local water sources. Textile skills of spinning, weaving and dyeing with natural plant dyes have flowed from one generation to another for over 5,000 years. How can these creative traditions inspire us to care for the River today?

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