Antique reproductions

Paul Freeman, founder and owner of Archive Edition Textiles in Hawthorne, CA, will be the speaker at the Saturday, Sept. 30 guild meeting. Paul has been collecting antique textiles for more than 30 years and uses those textiles as an inspiration for the dozens of reproduction textiles that he creates. Paul will bring antique and reproduction textiles to his presentation, and will talk about his designs, as well as the status of the textile industry in the United States.

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Summer class at SLOMA

Kathy Friend teaches summer class at SLOMA

CCW member Kathy Friend taught a very successful weaving class for children at SLOMA in summer 2017.

There were 2 groups of children, 6-8, and 9-12.  The younger group started with stick wrapping and custom-designed cardboard cutouts supplemented with oil pastels, and was by far the most experimental. But the older group got to try out other methods up to a rigid heddle loom, and they enjoyed that tremendously.

Many thanks to the CCW members who donated massive amounts of yarn, and to the lender of the aptly-named Friendly loom which was used by as much as 6 children at a time.

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