4/4/16 Nets

This post is inspired by a recent trip to Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home) with my step-son. We came across a demonstration of how women on the plantation would weave fishing nets…a little known fact that George Washington would trade 1-2 million salted fish a year to the West Indies. I was captivated by these nets…and the women who made them. It made me think of the incredible fiber art women have created over the years as powerful feminist art. Here are a few of my favorites.