Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Midwest Weavers Conference OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Northern Wefts 2011 is the biennial Midwest Weavers conference which will be held at Finlandia University in Hancock Michigan June 23- 25, 2011

On Thursday June 23rd we will have a Gallery walk/talk of Fiber exhibits on Quincy street in Hancock from 3 pm – 5 pm, also a live performance by the Nadine Sanders 'the Singing Weaver' who will bring her voice and her fiddle to entertain us. She will be on the steps of the Hancock Middle school from about 3 pm – 4 pm. A loom built by the Michigan Tech Archeology class of Carl Blair will also be at this site for you to try your hand at weaving on this ancient loom.

Also Thursday pm there will be a keynote address at 7:30 pm by Sheila O'Hara called the 'Strands of Time' Sheila will talk about her weaving on Dobby and Jacquard looms and her adventures to Italy and Cairo. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.




FREE to the public:

The Vendor Area in the Paavo Nurmi Center will also be open to the public at no cost from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday and Saturday 9 am to 3pm. we have 24 Fiber related vendors. There will also be a children’s fiber table in the vendor area put on by Carol Kreher of Fiber Whims.

Our Weaving and Fiber Exhibits will be open to the public Friday from 9 am to 5pm and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. The Members' Exhibit ‘Natural Elements' at the Finnish American Heritage center, Our talented Teachers' Exhibit also at the Finnish American Heritage Center 'The Reuse, Renew, Recycle' Exhibit at the Maki Library and the 'Aurora Borealis' Guild exhibit will be at the Jutila center in the Community Room along with the 'Thank you Barbara L Kuhlman' Exhibit in the Reflection Gallery.

For a small fee on Friday June 24th there will have a Fashion Show 'Superior Seasons' at the Hancock Middle School starting at 8 pm with a reception to follow again tickets will be available at the door for $10. We have 74 beautiful hand made garments for this gala event.

Please invite the public to any of these events.

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