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Weaving Workshops Planned For January 18 And 25
(Released: December 23, 2002)

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 day.

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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