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Woven Together

Weaving 101 and community art project

Join textile artist Debbie Barrett-Jones, the founder of Healing with Weaving, in a Woven Together Workshop and Community Art Project. In this hands-on workshop, Debbie will guide you through the art of weaving on a small frame loom, encouraging you to slow down, practice self-care, and connect with others. As you focus on material, color, and pattern, you'll not only create a small weaving inspired by our Midwest landscape, but also contribute to a larger collaborative Woven Together Community Landscape Art Project, which will extend beyond our workshop and find new homes in various locations, with all participants credited for their contributions. Let’s take the time to come together, make connections, and recognize how our lives are interwoven with each other and this rich land around us.

*Each participant will receive a frame loom and yarn supplies to continue their weaving journey beyond the workshop.

04.21.24 | 12:30-3:00pm
  • 12:30pm | Registration
  • 1:00pm | Program
  • Water Provided
$55 + fees in advance | no tickets at door
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Debbie Barrett-Jones

Textiles Artist & Designer | Weaving Instructor

Debbie Barrett-Jones has been creating custom hand-dyed woven textiles for homes, businesses, places of worship, and gallery spaces since graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) with a BFA in Textiles and an MFA at the University of Kansas, focusing on textile and teaching weaving courses. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including the Kansas City area locations, such as Children’s Mercy Hospital in North Kansas City, Truman Medical Center, Community Christian Church, Lead Bank in the Crossroads of Kansas City, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and was one of nineteen Kansas City artists who were commissioned to make permanent public artwork for the new KCI Airport. In 2016, she began envisioning the "Healing with Weaving" initiative, highlighting how art, specifically weaving, can be a therapeutic tool for healing. The first Healing with Weaving Community Outreach Program’s pilot project at Children’s Mercy Hospital Adele Hall Campus in Kansas City, MO. The project provides 200 Healing with Weaving Frame Loom Kits with instructions to be used by patients, family members, and staff to explore the meditative and therapeutic benefits of weaving during the summer and fall of 2021. Barrett-Jones has taught at the University of Kansas and the Kansas City Art Institute and continues to teach Healing with Weaving Workshops.