Brandy Godsil, an artist and weaver, brought to my attention a project on which she is working, using Saori Weaving as a form of aiding autism, as well as other disabilities, with textile art. She started working with her adult autistic brother to help him using this form of weaving. Loop of the Loom
, the studio where she works, is organizing an event to be funded via Kickstarter. The proceeds from the event will go towards creating a nonprofit weaving organization in the USA, since this weaving method began in Japan and is already being used to help people with disabilities there. Check out their Kickstarter campaign
to consider contributing to help make this event happen and help people through a textile form of art therapy. The campaign will end on January 7th, so consider your pledge soon!
Labels: art therapy, autism, loop of the loom, saori weaving, textile art