The documentary Interlacements will be shown at the Jansen Art Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 4 PM in the Chamber Hall. This movie was produced by Marilyn Romatka, a fiber artist and long-time friend of the Jansen Textile Studio, and her husband Rainer. They will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
The film highlights the connections made through the fiber arts: the Seattle Weavers Guild and the Seattle Children’s hospital, the deep emotional pull of a finely made rug by Marji Fiddler, more about John Beard and the wonderful robes he has made in the tradition of coastal native people, the link between a guitar player and the woman who made his guitar strap, and our very own local group of weavers who have had long and enduring friendships through their fiber interests.
This is a new take on hand-weaving, focusing not on how threads come together, but rather how lives are joined when people are touched by cloth.