Elders Weaving in the Woods Central
September 2021 to March 2022 (Elders Wood Weaving – Samhain to Equinox)
After the success of our first Intergenerational project in the woods, we are ready to welcome Elders back again! We will create a natural tapestry in the woods physically and metaphorically, through the sharing of our stories, moving through Tai Chi and celebrating life together.
(Our previous project is here and the report is here and the woven tapestry we completed in the 8 week is exhibited https://peartreefund.org/ at the Pear Tree Fund in Halesworth, along with our book of dreams.
Thank you Community Fund for giving us this opportunity. And we’re working with The Pear Tree Fund and Halesworth Volunteer Centre.
About the project here
Directions to Kaliwoods is here
Weaving Week 1 – Exploring the woods, loom and us. Where did we come from? Chi Gong under the Hornbeam.
Weaving Week 2 – Dyeing – over the fire cooking natures gifts into a dye to colour or weft.
Weaving Week 3 – Dyeing and conkers
Weaving Week 4 Dyeing and drawing – when Juliette from Paris (Europe) visited
Weaving Week 5 Leaf letting go – with journal, letting go and weaving, and talk of time.
Week 6 – Earth element Clay and community –
Week 7 – Air element – dyeing bunting and flying off
Week 8 – Water element – “Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fornicate in water!!”
Week 9 – Fire element – much needed on such a cold snow flurry day, when the hardy came, and we spoke of passions
Week 10 – Wood material – trees and things made out of them, wood carving
Week 11 – Solstice – story around the fire, reflection on the year.
Week 12/1 Stories of objects – January 2022
Week 13/2 Stories – His/HerStory – January 2022
Week 14/3 Stories – Tree Stories – January 2022 Trees Paul visiting, by hock or by crock
Week 15/4 Pear Tree stories, songs and ears – January invited to the Pear Tree
Week 16/5 Hazel story and coppicing – with Paul Trees
Week 17/6 Words in the Cathedral – Dean returned
Week 18/ 7 out of the wind in the Pear Tree with words from the Patrick Stead story
Week 19/8 Pear tree and Moss – back inside, safe thinking Ukraine and Moss
Week 20/9 Bending hazel – back in the woods, we wove on hand made square looms, and bent hazel
Week 21/10 Gratitude, Elements Chi Gong, bending
Week 22/11 Balancing, remembering Chi Gong, Bender bent
Week 23/12 Music with Meg, dancing like otters
Week 24/13 Puppets, Brimstone and Benders – Alan Miller visiting, and Nikki inspiring puppets
Week 25 Puppets Waving Bending – weaving, puppets, hopes and bending
Week 26 Reflections and laughter – preparing for our end of term
Week 28 – its a wrap! Puppets, bender opening, Simonne, dancing to brown eyed girl.
The Weaving in the Woods Team, Shona, Kally and Rachel.
Testaments from elders and volunteers for our year long project
Sept 30 – Introductions
Oct 7 – Weaving and Dyeing
Oct 14 – Dyeing and conkers
Oct 21 – Dyeing and drawing
Oct 31 Samhain Sunday
Nov 4 Leaf letting go
Nov 11 EARTH
Nov 18 AIR
Nov 25 WATER
Dec 2 FIRE
Dec 9 WOOD (crafting
Dec 16 (Solstice)
Jan 6 – Stories – Objects
Jan 13 – Stories – His/HerStory
Jan 20 – Stories – WoodStory
Jan 27 Stories – More Tree Stores
Feb 3 Stories – Pear Tree gathering
Feb 10 Stories – Words with Dean
Feb 17 Stories – Wind and Patrick Stead
Feb 24 Stories – Moss at Pear Tree
Mar 7 EQUINOX balance
March 14 Music and play
March 21 Bending
March 28 Music with Meg
April 14 Puppets Brimstone
April 21 Puppets and Bending
April 28 BELTANE