Hand Woven: A search for new knowledge in old weaving stories. By Kim McCollum


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In Hand Woven: A search for new knowledge in old weaving stories, Kim McCollum finds commonalities present in weaving stories, folklore, analogies, metaphors, quotes, myths and "old wives tales." A collection of nine themes are presented alongside painted artworks that expand on these themes. Throughout the text McCollum challenges the reader to reconsider the value and contemporary implications of knowledge formed within weaving practices. 

Each book is hand bound with weaving thread in collaboration with Penrose Press. Hand Woven has been created in an edition of 50. Each copy is editioned and signed.

About the Artist:

Kim McCollum is a visual artist based in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Alberta). McCollum’s work explores relationships between digital and analog, old and new, hand and machine. Through extensive work within local weaving communities she collects woven swatches, techniques and stories that she works into woven, painted, and new media artworks. McCollum holds an MFA and MSc from the University of Alberta as well as a Master Weaver designation from Olds College. She is a creator of networks within local craft and arts communities in Edmonton, connecting people and ideas through her work as an artist, organizing events, and working as an educator. She also co-owns Gather Textiles, a workshop space and community building initiative. McCollum has exhibited her work throughout North America including at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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