Neil Goss: Sewing Seeds Residency Work in Progress

We’re so happy to have Neil Goss in residency at TAC and in the Sewing Seeds garden this month. Not only is art work is amazing, but he is also a super genuine and sweet person — even the dye plants are happier now that he’s around.

Neil’s project for the Sewing Seeds garden consists of a “monumental totem paying homage to the natural world and the diverse community of people that helped create the totem.  In addition to the totem, an “energy” vessel will be placed in front of the totem.  This will allow visitors to leave items possessing positive energy in the vessel.  The offerings will spread energy throughout the city, the people, the Earth, the totem and the dye garden.” In other others, overall good vibes and beautiful hand-dyed yarns (using foraged materials and the plants from the garden), and hand-woven fabrics.

Neil has been busy busy working both at TAC and at the garden and here are some sneak peek photos of his work in progress.

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Neil will be teaching a back-strap weaving workshop this Saturday, August 17th, in the garden, from 2-5PM. Come learn more about this ancient weaving technique, and how to set up your own back-strap loom and weave on it.

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All Sewing Seeds workshops take place in the Natural Dye Garden (on Bergen St x 4th Avenue) and are all ages, free and open to all. First come first served. Please RSVP to sewingseeds@textileartscenter.com with the title of the workshop in the subject line.

For more workshops and events in the Sewing Seeds Garden check here.

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