Va! is the culmination of a six week collaborative residency between The Weaving Mill and artist/fabricator Eva Joly. Va! offers a material response to questions of surplus, utility, and the immediacy of industrial production.
While in residence, Eva co-facilitated sewing workshops as part of the Weaving Mill’s W.E.F.T program (Westtown Education for Textiles), provided sewing machine maintenance and supported daily TWM operations. The physical output of this collaboration, a limited edition of 15 jackets, utilizes an alternative production model, distinct from the typical exchange between designer and manufacturer.
The availability of donated deadstock yarn and the length of warp remaining from The Weaving Mill’s 100 Blankets project determined the feel, cut, and quantity of jackets. Va! represents a deliberate move to let material constraint influence the scale and nature of production.
- Woven bomber jacket with front snap closure
- Knit collars and cuffs, striping unique to each jacket
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low heat, warm iron
- Jackets designed and constructed by Eva Joly in Hyde Park, MA and East Harlem, NYC
- Fabric woven by The Weaving Mill in Chicago, IL from donated deadstock cotton/polyester yarn
SIZE 1 - 23” from shoulders to hem, 20” from shoulder seam to cuff, 22” from armpit to armpit. 37" waistband
SIZE 2 - 24" from shoulders to hem, 21" from shoulder seam to cuff, 23" from armpit to armpit, 38" waistband
$260 / SOLD OUT
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Eva is an artist, fabricator and community educator currently working towards a Masters in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She previously studied Fibers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BaHons in Textiles from the Glasgow School of Art. Eva’s research and practice interests include intersections between art, protest, social and environmental justice, and collective labor. She is the descendent of textile mill workers, shale pickers, sign-painters, clothing enthusiasts, and artists.
Proceeds from Va! will support Eva as she enters her second semester of graduate school.