The collective act of binding Umbilical Necklaces is a reawakening to the abundance within our consumer culture and an invitation to slow down and use what we have on hand in new and meaningful ways. You are invited to participate in this workshop as performance. Bring your own loved fibers or work and play with ours.
Umbilical Necklaces are a process of unraveling wire hangers and garments worn by relatives who have passed, clothing our children have outgrown, and clothing from our former selves. This process touches upon universally shared human experiences: birth, aging and death.
Wire hangers are reshaped into organic semi circles and ovals. Garments are disassembled and methodically rebound into balls of fiber to work with. The process of unraveling and reshaping is a both a mourning and celebration for what has passed - an acknowledgement for what is and an intentional manifestation for what will be.