Let's dub the film Interlacements: Threads & Lives

My husband and I made this documentary film, which we funded ourselves (together with a small grant from the Seattle Weavers' Guild), to highlight how special handwoven cloth is – how it can facilitates a *relationship* between the weaver and the end-user of the cloth.

Once it was finished, we thought the work was done :-). Then we started to get the reactions coming in...

The response to the film has been incredible and enthusiastic. It seems we struck a chord. 

Linda Ligon (founder of Handwoven Magazine and Publisher of Thrums Books) says, " [The film] resonates on so many different levels. I hope every weavers' guild in the country will adopt it for their programming. It will touch a lot of lives."

Deborah Chandler (author of *Learning to Weave*  and past director of Mayan Hands weaving co-operative in Guatemala says, "Extraordinary. I want every indigenous weaver in the world to see this. With their cultures under assault by "modernity", with the the threat of extinction being so real, I think this would give them both strength for the present and hope for the future. It would also be good for every kind of "helping program" like the children's hospital shown, such as occupational therapy education, counselors of all kinds, and countless others. Anyplace the *soul* matters... "

And Deborah has asked us to get the film dubbed into Spanish, so she can show it to the native weavers she works with. Not subtitled; dubbed so the non-reading ladies can benefit as well.

We have researched this, and it seems we can do it for around $5K with real voice actors. It seemed a shame to do it the cheaper way (computer voice) because of the importance of the emotion expressed by the people in the film. 

We would so appreciate your support in this effort! The film was about relationship through cloth... and this feels like we are now building relationship with other weavers through the film :-). How meta!

Please share this with folks you know who love weaving, or to folks you know who love relationship!


Marilyn Romatka
Bellevue, WA

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