the Community Rug event WORKSHOP
WE GATHER, in collaboration with FAD Market, will offer an interactive Community Cloth experience from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 at City Point BKLYN STUDIOS, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Join us as we create a zero-waste Community Rug using traditional latch hook techniques and salvaged materials from the textile industry. Everyone is invited to do their part to create a beautiful and sumptuous new functional textile out of wool off-cuts from Wallace Sewell and industrial materials donated by Tenax. Participants will be given a short tutorial on basic latch hook technique and the opportunity to contribute to this large scale Community Rug.
Proceeds from the Community Rug will be donated to organizations benefiting women and girls in New York City, causes that build love, community, and the value of human-to-human compassion.
Community Cloth is a part of the WE GATHER business that is close to the heart. We invite anyone to join us, whether you’re sitting at one of our looms, dyeing in one of our vats, or adding to a latch hook piece. Community Cloth is created by the hands of countless strangers-turned-friends, each contributing their little bit of labor, curiosity, and energy to creating a larger whole.