Youth mentor (social work student and whispering wayfarer), Irena Harrison, introduced her young mentee to weaving as a diversional therapy and social activity. Until recently, Irena and Josh would weave together at home and then go out for lunch…without their craft.
With craftivism in mind, I encouraged the duo to take their weaving skills public: to vicariously educate about recycling single use plastic and to spread the contagion widely. Good old Facebook informed me that the bait was taken and diversional therapy married with cafe therapy to produce a publicly birthed woven offspring. [Read more…]