Yarn is not so much a textile tool as it is a material. I think when titling this small series I was keen on the alliteration. Non-the-less yarn plays a huge roll in the world as it is the building block of most fabrics. Look around you, it's not likely that you can't identify something right away that is made from yarn that has been knit or woven. Spinning yarn (or thread) was also one of the first technologies; archeologists have found evidence of it from 50, 000 years ago. Amazing huh?
This series laments the loss of textile handwork over time. I learned how to spin yarn at Birkeland bros. Wool in Vancouver a month or so before I entered into the textiles program at Capilano University. So, you know who to come to when the apocalypse comes.
This series is being shown at the CTRLLAB until Saturday