Lecture: “Väv Immersion: Sixteen Weeks of Textile Heaven”

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) Meeting
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: “Väv Immersion: Sixteen Weeks of Textile Heaven”,  Tammy Renner
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Inspired by Marion Tuttle Marzolf’s historical novel Shuttle in Her Hand: A Swedish Immigrant Weaver in America, Tammy Renner dreamt of finding a residential weaving school where she could totally immerse herself in textiles. At that same time, BeckyAshenden, a graduate of Sweden’s Sätergläntan Institute of Handwork and known for her Vävstuga School of Swedish Weaving in Shelburne Falls, MA, imagined recreating the class she experienced in Sweden. In February 2016 their dreams merged with Tammy becoming one of six students in Becky’s inaugural Väv Immersion class. Tammy will share her stories, highlights, and notebook from her sixteen weeks in “textile heaven” as well as samples of Swedish textiles.

Zion Lutheran Church
1501 West Liberty (between Seventh and Stadium
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Community welcome! Meeting room is hearing and mobility accessible.