Crafts
Ruth Flory, right, weaves gift bags from used plastic grocery bags while Cindy Carbone, center, and Debbie Hogue, left, work their looms. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Ruth Flory, right, weaves a gift bag from an old Target shopping bag while Cindy Carbone, center, and Debbie Hogue, left, work their looms. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Weavers thread custom crafts

Weavers darted their shuttles through looms, spun dog hair into thread and taught their craft to newcomers as part of the Yellow Springs Experience on Tuesday.

Jora Andersen tries her hand at weaving a scarf. (Photo by Megan  Bachman).

Jora Andersen tries her hand at weaving a scarf. (Photo by Megan Bachman).

Using old-style heddle looms, the weavers created scarves, place mats, and gift bags made out of used plastic grocery bags.  They also displayed a wide range of woven products, including pillows, purses, backpacks, blankets and rugs.

The weaver’s group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Senior Center great room and welcomes experienced weavers and those wanting to learn.

“We meet to share ideas, bring items we’ve been working on, and help people get started,” said June Varner, the group’s coordinator.

“I figured I would come try it out to see if I would like it,” said first-time weaver Jora Andersen. “I think it’s really fun.”

The Yellow Springs Experience features more than 80 cultural and artistic events and runs through July 18. For more information go online to www.yellow-springs-experience.org.

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