This new area of our website is to begin connecting K-12 educators with guild members across the state to tap into knowledge and resources for teaching our youngsters about weaving, spinning and dying. Stay tuned to see what develops.
For more information, contact:
Christine Miller at [email protected]
or go to ExploreFiber.com to find out more
about a new fiber arts curriculum initiative!
A new weaving program has been started at Williams High School in Plano, Texas. Thanks to many donations of cash, equipment and materials, Christine Miller was able to raise the money to buy 10 rigid heddle looms. Her students began with making scarves on their looms. Between Feb. and May of 2013, all 10 looms were woven off, and over half of those looms warped again and woven off! Our program at Williams High School is going to expand to table looms and a couple of floor looms in the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers as well as students are expressing their interest in learning how to weave! This is SOOOO exciting! If you have news of fibers blooming in a school in your part of the state, please send me information and photos of your success. Let’s all work on teaching the younger generation about the joys of weaving, spinning and dyeing so our passion will stay alive in the 21st century!