This sounds wild! Why are you doing this?
Great question! Thanks for asking! The idea for Weave-a-Thon was inspired by the current exhibition, Climate Awakening. Several staff members at CC began using cloth napkins and dish towels at lunch to reduce their use of disposable paper products. Other staff members wanted to follow suit, and were sad that we didn’t have handwoven towels in the Store.
At the same time, our weaving students were looking for more opportunities to weave and remain a part of our vibrant fibers community. Thus the idea for Weave-a-Thon was born. We would pre-warp nine of our looms and invite people to weave dish towels from noon to midnight. That is 108 weaving hours! Within the first 24 hours of registration being open, over 80 of those weaving hours were spoken for. Guess what the most popular time slot is? 10pm-midnight!