Ever wonder how cloth is made? Curious about the different types of tools and looms used to weave? This exhibit showcases the creations of members of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota with a specific focus on the equipment used to create it! See woven and spun art made with a variety of tools, wheels, and looms, including everything from a backstrap loom to rigid heddle, pin looms to tapestry, and yarn spun on a wheel. Each piece is accompanied with a bit of information about the equipment used, to aid in the viewer’s experience and understanding. Members of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota will be on-site April 7 and April 28 from 1-5pm to answer questions and offer demonstrations.
Exhibiting Weavers Guild of Minnesota Members:
Robbie LaFleur (tapestry weaving) | Margaret Stump (pin loom weaving) | Christen Pentek (spinning on a spinning wheel) | Becka Rahn (small loom weaving) | Jan Hayman (floor loom weaving) | Dan Breva (table loom weaving; rigid heddle loom weaving) | Keith Pierce (tablet weaving; backstrap weaving) | Karen Mallin (floor loom weaving) | Connie Kos (tapestry weaving) | Carol Delak (potholder loom weaving) | Bonnie Buzza (pin loom weaving; circular loom weaving) | Kelly Marshall (bobbin lace; floor loom weaving) | Kala Exworthy (floor loom weaving)
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN 55060
507.451.0533; www.oacarts.org
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 1-5 pm
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 7 to Sunday, April 28.
If you are a WGM member and you’d like to demonstrate and be on hand in the galleries to answer questions from visitors, sign up here.