These one-of-a-kind tote bags are woven collaboratively by Envision Westtown participants, using donated, recycled, knotted-together, and scrap yarns. With woven-in rope handles and gusseted corners, these bags are sturdy, durable, unique, and just plain fun. Get yours today.
W.E.F.T. tote bags come in 3 sizes:
FAMILY SIZE (approx 28” tall x 20” across, $75 each)
SNACK SIZE (approx 18” x 20” across, $65 each)
FUN SIZE (approx 10” x 16” across, $55 each).
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60% of proceeds from sales is distributed amongst the weavers, 40% supports the program budget.
In the spring of 2017, the W.E.F.T. class designed a series of quilts utilizing indigo-dyed shibori and batik fabrics created during Claire Rabkin’s W.A.R.P. residency. Starting with research into historic and contemporary quilt traditions, with special focus on the Gee’s Bend and crazy quilt traditions, the W.E.F.T. participants used their favorite quilts as inspiration for tissue paper collages exploring color blocking, composition, layout, and scale. We made photocopies of these colorful tissue collages so that we could all see the dark/light range of the designs and translate those to the range of blues in the indigo-dyed fabrics. We laid out the pieces, landed on final designs, sewed them together as a group, and quilted them up. The backing fabric was dyed with turmeric and the quilting was done at Envision Unlimited's Frick Center.