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The Art of Weaving… Together


Friday, March 8

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 St. Scholastica Monastery

In The Art of Weaving...Together  participants will learn about a variety of traditional weaving practices  around the world.  Each person will learn to warp an Inkle loom and will create his or her own colorful belt.  A traditional story and dance related to weaving will be shared.  Weavers will be led to reflect on how these art forms allowed them to connect more deeply to themselves, to one another, and to the Divine.

Facilitators: Marilyn Mayry, an Oblate of St. Scholastica Monastery, retired college instructor, and counselor.  Ann Carlander was introduced to weaving and basketry while volunteering for a year at Holden Village, a wilderness arts and spiritual retreat center in the North Cascades. Ann is intrigued by traditional indigenous arts. She taught art in Minnesota and for a few years overseas in Cairo and in India.  She and her husband, a history teacher, traveled to visit old cultures in the eastern hemisphere, observing traditional weavers, potters, carvers and other artists work at their trades. She holds a Masters in Art Therapy and got her Bachelors in Art Education.

Cost: $75 (includes materials and lunch)  $145 for retreat and overnight stay.