What is Freestyle Weaving?
Freestyle Weaving for Everyone!
Zen and the Art of Freestyle Handweaving
Freestyle handweaving is the art of weaving in which a person can express themselves freely, regardless of age, gender, disability, or intellectual aptitude.
Freestyle weaving is more than just a technique. It is also:
- A philosophy that all people are artists: each of us has a latent intuitive power that freestyle weaving can awaken
- An aesthetic that embraces the natural beauty of unintended “mistakes” and encourages exploring the unknown
- A social movement aimed at bringing diverse people together to learn from one another, with a special focus on building a community of people who may be isolated or marginalized because of age, disability, income, workload, race, or any other life circumstance
- An artistic yet practical approach to meditation, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery, stress reduction, identity-building, community-building, economic self-reliance, and holistic human development
Read more about Denise’s thoughts on freestyle weaving, life, the universe, and everything (as well as news about the studio), on the HanDen Studios Weaving blog!