Mid-State Fair 2019

It was very encouraging that this year we had dozens of wonderful entries in so many categories. There are plans to add a few more categories next time, so we are hoping for even more participation in 2020. The fourth “Ena Marston Award for Excellence in Weaving” was awarded to Camille Nelson for her krokbragd rug.

Special thanks to all of you who came to demonstrate on two separate days. Fair goers of all ages were delighted by the demonstrations of weaving and spinning.

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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