Banging on the Loom

Inspired by the Finnish American tradition of weaving rag rugs, a tradition that Puotinen women actively participated in, I’m weaving together fragments of my almost forgotten memories about being at the Farm with memories and artifacts from the Farm and the Puotinen family to create an interactive story project about losing the Farm and the joys and struggles of trying to stay connected after that loss.

Use menu or click on the buttons below to explore the story:

the inspirations
An introduction with stories about the women who wove on the Puotinen farm.

the weft
Three interactive stories about the Farm and its importance.

the warp
Theories, reflections and resources on storytelling.