Thank you to the Faribault Daily News who did a news feature on WGM’s upcoming exhibition:
“Weavers Guild of Minnesota shows versatility in upcoming exhibit” [Faribault Daily News Feature]
By KELSEY O’HARA
Dec 28, 2017
In 1969, Karen Searle was strolling through the streets of St. Anthony Park when she stumbled upon the opening of a new center, Weavers Guild of Minnesota. The organization had just opened a new location in the area, and it spoke to Searle. Karen Searle used a traditional stitching technique, but instead of using thread, she used wire for her self-portrait.
“I’ve always have been drawn to weaving. Even weaving baskets and sewing as a child, I wanted to learn more,” she said. When she stepped into the lobby, she saw a slew of looms and an upcoming class about to start. She decided to sign up then and there.