CFS Receives Grant for Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts instructor Chelsea Danburg successfully applied for a grant to create a Woven House during the 2011-2012 school year. The Friends Council on Education Grants Committee awarded CFS $2,000 toward the project: an outdoor post and beam, 8-foot square frame with jute twine “walls” that will be woven to create, over time, more solid walls with a dirt floor and thatch roof. The students will assemble premilled posts, build the roof and weave the walls with natural materials collected from the White Barn campus. Embroidered poems will be woven into the house as well.

The Woven House will support Quaker testimonies by embodying simplicity, stewardship, community and peace. It will provide a peaceful retreat near the brook for students to gather, whether they need to resolve a conflict, find a quiet place for reflection, or work together in a creative activity. It will tie together disciplines including fiber arts, humanities, mathematics, outdoor education and carpentry.


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