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Borrowed Tool Project Archive

The Borrowed Tool Project Archive is communally-sourced, and the projects inside come from Carlisle Tool Library members, community members, and local craftspeople. We want to challenge ourselves to re-build parts of our world bit by bit, and we hope to make this process more visible and creative by collecting documentation along the way. Forms of documentation vary from project to project, and we accept general submissions year-round on a rolling basis. We also have themed exhibitions of work that have separate deadlines, like the one described below. Please click here to view information about the archive.

WE ARE SEEKING SUBMISSIONS for a spring exhibition:

Calling all community members! The Borrowed Tool Project Archive (housed at the Carlisle Tool Library) is seeking submissions for a spring exhibition called “Tools for Getting Through.” Click here for details and to view a sample submission. We hope that everyone is inspired to submit a favorite tool—something that helped you make it through this long year of pandemic shutdown. Let’s celebrate the work we’ve done for ourselves and our neighbors, and rethink the things that we consider tools. We are excited to welcome amazing craftsperson Kirsten Olson of K. Olson Ceramics to serve as our guest judge and curator. Click here to read a description and to view a sample submission. Anyone can submit for free to Submissions are due by Saturday, May 1st.