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Julia Donahoe

Learning a tradition, skill or craft from a family member requires patience. Taking the time to slow down, participate in and perpetuate these traditions, skills or crafts allows a person to preserve a family culture / sustain a family organism. This project will shed new light on the value of passing down these traditions through human interactions, community building, documentation of weekly tradition-sharing dates where the user and I will share the feeling of being part of a tradition and a family culture, and cross-cultural comparison. It will yield a documented experience, a set of branded, hand-made “knit kits” with hand-carved needles, pre-cut dyed yarn and letterpress instructions, a letterpress hand-bound thesis book, and a set of crafted artifacts.

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