About the Weaving Water Workshop

Minneapolis-based artist and botanist Sarah Nassif is collaborating with Watermark Art Center to bring Weaving Water: Landscape of Creativity to the Mississippi Headwaters region during the 2024 Watermark Art Festival.

This interactive fiber art project invites community members of all ages and abilities to help transform found and recycled fibers with the magical blue of organic indigo.

Try your hand at spinning, folding, binding, and dyeing to create unique patterns in cloth and fiber. Our many fragments will be woven into a new textile artwork to be displayed at Watermark after the festival.


Sarah will be in the Family Art Activity Area at the 2024 Watermark Art Festival in the Weaving Water Tent July 20-21. The Festival and the Weaving Water Workshop are free and open to the public.

Drop in for a minute or stay for hours at the Weaving Water Workshop tent during the Watermark Art Festival. Connect with others about the special landscapes of the Mississippi Headwaters region while you play with fiber and the organic indigo vat. Visitors will have an opportunity to weave their blue and white designs into the collective cloth on the SAORI floor loom.

Weaving Water envisions watersheds as streams of creativity available to all. Just as a watershed collects water from a wide expanse of land, each of us channels the creativity of our ancestors, life experiences and cultural traditions. By tapping into our collective creativity, Weaving Water deepens our connections to the land, the water, and one another.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and with support, in part, from First National Bank Bemidji.

First National Bank Bemidji

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