The nine-foot EarthLoom is a living symbol, planted in the ground, of our intention to weave together the fabric of community. Just as the Journey Loom is a means for the individual to study integration of the self, the EarthLoom helps communities to unite hands and hearts to build and weave together an emblem and an instrument of peace. With many hands on both sides of the loom, we use our differences to create art in which every contribution is vital to the design as a whole.
Your EarthLoom may be built by your organization, corporation, school, family, camp, day care, hospital, prison, government agency, nursing home, or in your garden or back yard. EarthLooms and their weavings are a gift of friendship and an inspiration for action.
Children and adults can weave together. Some weavers may begin at the top, while others weave from the bottom, until they meet in the middle. People in wheel chairs can step right up to the loom and weave, with room for two on each side.
EarthLooms may be made with indigenous materials by the hands of those who will weave on them. Weaving together is so powerful-- it is a literal act of weaving together the community. In this simple and ancient art, we connect with others whose fingers have touched the same threads to create the same fabric with the same purpose. It is a deep-rooted bond in the heart that can change the way we define our neighborhood.
The EarthLoom Foundation is building funds to provide scholarships for those who want to "weave the fabric of community." Proceeds of the sale of the DVD Building and Weaving on the EarthLoom go to that fund.
You re invited to fill out our membership form, write to us, email us or call us.
1643 Coastal Road
Brooksville, Maine 04617