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WVC to host ‘The Weaver’s Helper: Rigid Heddle and Floor Loom Workshop’

Join other weavers at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC), a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming “The Weaver’s Helper: Rigid Heddle and Floor Loom Workshop.”

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice will host “The Weaver’s Helper: Rigid Heddle and Floor Loom Workshop,” on Feb. 28-29.

From 6-8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 28, participants will warp looms with guest facilitator John Salamone, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 29, they will weave a series of mug rug coasters.

The two-day workshop will help all get their weaving skills back in shape. Although it is designed for people who have previous weaving experience, there are limited spaces available for beginners.

White Violet Center will have floor looms and weaving yarns provided, though weavers may make arrangements to bring their own portable floor looms if desired. Students who wish to learn rigid heddle weaving must bring their own looms. White Violet Center does not have rigid heddle looms available.

WVC Fiber Projects Coordinator Candace Minster said the facility is pleased to have Salamone back for this workshop.

“We’ve loved working with John for nearly 20 years,” she said. “We’re excited to have him here, teaching in our space again. He’s a talented weaver and a patient, generous instructor.”

Minster added – for beginners – a rigid heddle loom is a “small, very portable loom also known as a ‘knitter’s loom.’

“They are great for small, plain weave projects, like scarves using a wide variety of yarns. Our floor looms have four harnesses which allow weavers to create different patterns in their woven project. For this class, however, weavers will focus on plain weave projects.”

All those planning to attend should bring their own lunch.

Cost for the workshop is $115, and includes instructions, supplies and refreshments. The registration deadline is Feb. 27.

Register online here or by emailing wvc@spsmw.org or calling 812-535-2932. For more information regarding the workshop, contact Minster at cminster@spsmw.org.

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About White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, teaches, cares and inspires for all creation. More information about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice may be found at WhiteViolet.org.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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