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About The Common Thread

The Common Thread is an inspirational online art journal focused on weaving and fiber as an art form.   We share inspiration and motivation around the creative process.

We are a group of women who are actively seeking ways to heal, grow, and enhance our lives through their art.

Here you will find inspiring posts with beautiful imagery about topics spanning art, weaving, fiber art, textile design,  trends, and art exhibits. Motivating posts aim to inspire our community to create their art and try new materials and structures at the loom too.

This online art journal publishes posts from artists around the globe who are willing to share their work openly and honestly. These musings from multiple voices on making connect us and our creativity together.

This is our common thread.

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powered by patrons

This passion project is funded by grassroots support.  Gratuities received fund operational costs, enabling the site to continue to be a free inspirational resource for all who love weaving.

This is designed as a site of reciprocity; relying on our community to make monetary contributions in lieu of running ads that track behavior and collect data.  This method offers internet privacy to our audience and empowers each of us to support this online art journal and its mission to share weaving as an art form with the world at whatever financial level we are able to do so.

How can you support The Common Thread?

Pay a gratuity of any amount to The Common Thread via Paypal.  These contributions  support the operational costs of the site.  The Weaving Workshop, parent company of The Common Thread, is stated on the Paypal page and statements.  Your contributions are tax deductible.

The Common Thread is 100% about
  • Nourishing the love of weaving
  • Providing inspirational posts
  • Highlighting the work of weavers and key influencers through featured posts
  • Creating original content while operating as an independent site
The Common Thread is not about
  • Running ads based on your reading behavior, sites you have visited, or providing your data to inform networks or other sites
  • Tracking reader behavior or collecting visitor data to sell

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A note from the editor

Teaching, sharing and promoting the artistic process is vital to my creative spirit. This is my passion – an online art journal and community to encourage artists to express their voices and share their passion within a group of like-minded creative spirits.

The internet continues to change and data is being sold at alarming rates. I believe in blogging as a creative outlet and in online community and I think this approach is a more honest and transparent way of operating.  Your direct support enables The Common Thread to cover operational costs including hosting and administrative maintenance. 

Thank you for your time, consideration, and support.


Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Editorial Director at The Common Thread

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