Fiber to the People!
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is taking a deep dive into historical and sustainable textile production methods through classes, field trips, and partner events.
Over the next year or more, we’ll create yarns from foraged nettle fibers, dye yarns and fabric from plants you can learn to grow and preserve here in Minnesota, learn to spin using sticks, and mend our clothes and other textiles using loom waste. Handspun and handwoven sails powered ships that crossed the oceans, while socks and tunics created from foraged materials and tools supported civilizations and have lasted centuries for us to examine. Join us in exploring this fiber heritage!
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Upcoming Classes and Events
March 6-20: Intermediate Inkle Weaving: Pick-up Weaves
March 30 + May 2-6: Warp-Weighted Loom Weaving: Sami-Inspired Blanket or Rug
April 2-16: Intro to Band Weaving on the Backstrap Loom
April 2-28: Beginning Rag Rug Weaving
April 4-25: Needle Lace
April 28: Mending and Finishing with Thrums
April 30-May 14: Pick-up Band Weaving on the Backstrap Loom
May 4: Scaffold Weaving
May 18: Spring Fleece Washing and Prep
May 23: Spinnekrok Spinning