Monday, January 19, 2015

Do You Want to Learn to Weave?

The Reno Fiber Guild was so pleased with our weaving outreach last March that we are going to do it again in partnership with the South Valleys Library  You are invited to come in to the South Valleys Library and try your hand at hand weaving.

 A variety of looms will be available to sample: 
Cardboard looms that teach the basics of tapestry weaving;
Floor and table looms that are used for weaving many items such as scarves, shawls, towels & rugs;
Inkle looms that weave narrow bands used for bookmarks, hatbands, belts, & guitar straps.
Rigid heddle loom: A small, light loom that can weave a variety of items.
This is one of the cardboard looms from last year - fun to weave and then take home.
 These small introductory looms were enthusiastically greeted, even by the boys.
Each loom will have a mentor to answer your questions and help you weave for yourself. 
All ages are welcome and you are encouraged to try any of the looms in the room.  If you have ever thought that weaving might be a good creative outlet, you're right.  In addition, the library display cases will contain handwoven items, books, fiber and weaving tools during the month of March.

Come to the South Valleys Library on Wedge Parkway, March 28th from 1:00-400 and try your hand at hand weaving.