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  • Pretoria Weavers' Guild: Exhibition of handwoven scarves and shawls

    Pretoria Weavers' Guild: Exhibition of handwoven scarves and shawls

    Tue, Jul 4, 2017

    Event:               Pretoria Weavers' Guild: Exhibition of handwoven scarves and shawls

    When:                6 August to 3 September 2017

    Opening event: Sunday, 6 August at 14:30 for 15:00

    Where:               Pretoria Art Museum

      Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia

     

    Event:                Hands-on workshop on Kumihimo braiding

    When:                Wednesday, 16 August at 10:00 and again on Saturday, 19 August at 10:00

     

    From 4 August to 3 September 2017 the Pretoria Weavers' Guild will be exhibiting handwoven scarves and shawls in the East Gallery of the Pretoria Art Museum. Each unique item has taken hours to weave and expresses the personality of the weaver.

    Not only are the items handwoven but many are also made from hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns. Scarves and shawls have been worn for warmth for centuries, and currently they are also hot fashion items.

    They range from light and lacy to warm and woolly. The yarns used include alpaca, silk, wool and cotton, as well as man-made yarns like bamboo and synthetic yarns.

    Members of the guild will demonstrate spinning and weaving and the public will have the chance to see the whole process of fibres being spun into yarn, and the yarn being woven in various ways to create useful and decorative textiles.

    Hands-on workshops on Kumihimo braiding will be presented on Wednesday, 16 August at 10:00, and again on Saturday, 19 August at 10:00.

    What is Kumihimo braiding? Kumihimo is the traditional Japanese technique of braiding yarns to create intricately coloured cords.

    For workshop enquiries:

    Elize Vermaak   076 655 3635

    Joan Milton         083 679 1829

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