Sunday, September 20, 2015

Weaving - demonstrations and hands-on at South Valleys Library

Reno Fiber Guild was invited to participate in Artisan Saturday at the South Valleys Library in Reno on September 19. At the event, were basket makers, quilters, a beader, a needle felter and several spinners from Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild.

RFG brought three warped looms, two for the public to weave on and one for demonstration only.  In addition there was a card weaving project on an inkle loom and a couple of display racks with handwoven items for the public to enjoy. 

Kids (of all ages) accepted our invitation in a big way to weave on a real loom.  We also had cardboard loom kits with enough yarn for a tapestry project  and these were handed out to our participants and also those interested in weaving, but not yet ready to take the plunge for a "big loom" and the space it requires.

There were many photo opportunities at the event, but most of the time we didn't want to tear ourselves away from our interested public.  We did manage this short video clip.

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