The Art of Weaving
Documentary Country of Origin: United States Year Released: 2019 Run time: 11min Language: English Director: Jeremy Seifert Classification: U Description: "The Art of Weaving" is a glimpse into the life and work of Jessica Green, an innovative weaver and homesteader who lives in the Sandy Mush Community of Western North Carolina. This region of Appalachia is known for its deeply rooted traditions of weaving and artisanship. Green’s traditional weaving patterns—also known as ‘recipes’— take inspiration from the designs of Colonial American coverlets. Green aims to “deconstruct and reinvent to discover a craft that feels like my own retelling of the past.” Carrying forward a mostly women’s tradition of craftsmanship, Green takes pride in being a part of a nationwide resurgence of local artisan weavers. In the face of overwhelming economic pressure from corporate mass producers, Green is working “to bring a threadbare history back into consideration.” “Being a weaver and a homesteader,” Green says, “is a lifestyle that’s based both in remembering and trailblazing.” Screenings: An Lanntair Arts Centre, Isle of Lewis: Saturday the 24th of July at 5pm (accompanying Iorram feature). Taigh Dhonnchaidh, Isle of Lewis (OUTDOOR SCREENING): Monday the 19th of July 7:30pm (accompanying Manry at Sea feature). Grinneabhat Community Room, Isle of Lewis: Friday the 23rd of July at 7pm (accompanying Iorram feature). Talla Na Mara, Isle of Harris: Tuesday the 20th of July at 1pm (accompanying Iorram feature). Carinish Village Hall, North Uist: Saturday the 24th of July at 5:30pm (accompanying Iorram feature). Castlebay Community Hall, Barra: Saturday the 24th of July at 11am (accompanying Iorram feature).