Here’s a chance for area weavers to strut your stuff. The Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) is holding its annual fiber exhibit at Columbia Bank in Sandpoint from March 4 through June 3.
An inspiring and thought-provoking video. This four-part, 2010 documentary from the Crafts Council UK follows three individuals in their pioneering Hothouse program for emerging makers – fashion designer Holly Berry, ex-City business annalist Tref Davies and craft-writer Momtaz Begum-Hossain – as they are provided an opportunity not only learn to weave but to jump-start a weaving career.
The film does a good job of portraying how three weavers’ different attitudes and aptitudes toward the mechanics of weaving and the creative process either hamper and help as they learn to weave.
Not sure what became of Tref and Momtaz, but Holly Berry has become a proessional weaver and she is making a living in London with her craft. Check out her website and also find her on Instagram and Facebook.
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