Day 1 - The Antigua Project 2016 / by Samantha Katehis

Claudia prepares the back strap loom by combing the threads. 

Claudia prepares the back strap loom by combing the threads. 

Today we began our first day of work at El Museo De Casa Del Tejido Antiguo. Our New York artists and designers were paired with weavers, woodworkers, a metal worker, and leather worker to collaborate on textiles, apparel, and furniture. Many projects need multiple artisans to complete them. As The Antigua Project 2016 begins to further develop, we will see more artisans arrive at different stages in the project.

Joshua Knoblick working with wood. 

Joshua Knoblick working with wood. 

Part of the process of weaving involves unraveling skeins of thread and rolling them into balls. 

Part of the process of weaving involves unraveling skeins of thread and rolling them into balls. 

All weavers and their project partners sit at the front of the museum.

All weavers and their project partners sit at the front of the museum.

Designers sketched out their ideas on grid paper for original textile designs. Here, Aldana is mapping out her textile design.

Designers sketched out their ideas on grid paper for original textile designs. Here, Aldana is mapping out her textile design.

Those working in other media/materials work in the back area of the museum.

Those working in other media/materials work in the back area of the museum.