Weaving Workshops Planned For January 18 And 25
(Released: December 23,
By Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications
STORRS, Conn. - Adults and children 10-14 years old can try
their hands at weaving during 4-H workshops offered on consecutive
Saturdays, Jan. 18 and 25.
Expert weaver Alesia Maltz, who has taught weaving in
Connecticut and Maine for 20 years, will lead the workshops, which
will take place at the Auer Farm off Simsbury Road in Bloomfield.
These intergenerational workshops are for "pairs" only -
young people and their grandparents, parents, aunts or uncles. The
cost is $8 a pair for the morning session only or $24 for the full
During the 9 a.m. until noon sessions participants will be
taught about making yarn from plant and animal fibers. They will
also play with hand looms, and try weaving on a floor loom. Those
who also stay for the 1-4 p.m. sessions will design and weave a
small bag on a tapestry loom.
Materials and tools will be available for the afternoon
workshop, but participants may also bring their own yarn. Those who
plan to stay for the afternoon workshop should bring lunch.
Beverages will be provided.
The same workshop will be offered both days. Registration
deadline is Jan. 13. To register, or for more information: (860)
242-7144, ext. 10.
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