Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN, is hosting a unique event August 22, 2009. The following is the official flier for the event. I'll be hosting the spinning workshop, a living exhibit. For more info or to sign up for one of the workshops described in the following,contact Elaine Aldous at the Tennessee State Museum. This is a unique opportunity indeed. Even if you don't sign up for the workshops you can come and watch.


The Tennessee State Museum and the Handweavers Guild of Nashville are partnering to offer a special day at the Museum, centered around historical techniques for cloth making and how they can be applied in modern artistic creations. Experienced weavers and spinners, school children, teachers and the general public will all find something of interest.

Specialized Artistic Workshops: From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be two concurrent workshops. One will concentrate on spinning; the other on weaving. Lynne Vogel’s workshop will focus on spinning fine yarns using currently popular fibers and combining fibers in experimental yarns. Geri Forkner’s weaving workshop will explore the different effects of historic weaves when used both traditionally and with modern interpretation/fibers (including using some experimental yarns from the spinning workshop). The interaction of the two workshops will be a unique experience, opening new vistas for participants. Vogel and Forkner are both nationally prominent, Tennessee-based master-teachers. Workshop participants may sign up for either weaving or spinning (registration form below). One place in each workshop is reserved for a Metro school teacher (scholarships available). The workshops are for experienced spinners and weavers only. Participants must supply their own equipment.

For Museum Visitors (Free Admission – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Visitors may watch the artistic workshops, see the progression from fiber to fabric, and try their hand at drop-spindle spinning and/or cardboard loom weaving, while learning about the historic spinning and weaving equipment exhibited in the museum.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I see that this is for experienced spinners. Could you please explain how you define this?