Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August Guild Meeting, Laverne Waddington and Weaving on Simple Looms in South America

August 8, 2020 Meeting Announcement

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Place: Guild Zoom Room

Program: A SHOW OF IMAGES AND VIDEO ON WEAVING ON SIMPLE LOOMS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sit back and relax as we take a 90 minute virtual trip to South America with weaver and teacher, Laverne Waddington:

From the coastal plains to highland valleys, up to the dizzying heights of the Andes and down to the tropical lowland jungles, indigenous and mestizo weavers create intricately patterned cloth on a variety of simple looms. We will explore these regions and the weavers who inhabit them while learning about the different kinds of materials, looms, techniques, colors and motifs that are used. Along the way I will share stories of the weavers with whom I have studied and my love of the basic, yet often surprisingly complex, backstrap loom.

This is a one time opportunity as no recording will be made for later viewing. Laverne has taught workshops for our guild several times and we are so happy to see her again, even online from her home in Bolivia.

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