On a sunny day in November, volunteers from CHH met at the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft for a day of rope-making with the Houston community.
Family Fest is an annual day of crafts and community hosted by HCCC. It is always free to attend. This year’s fest focused on up-cycling, the process of transforming trash, useless, or waste materials into new materials or products. CHH led a rope-making activity, making the rope from donated t-shirts.
Rope-making was a hit! The activity was consistently busy the entire day. Each rope was made with three lights of cotton t-shirt. Each length was twisted individually using a device made by former HCCC Artist in Residence, Tom Gonchoroff. When enough twist had built up in each strand, the strands were released to twist upon each other, forming the rope.
By far, the best part of the day was the surprise and awe on each participant’s face when the t-shirts transformed into rope! We look forward to the next Family Fest!