SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration
|Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mary Ragnins will be demonstrating weaving on a rigid heddle loom and Charmeine Wait will demonstrate inkle weaving.
Mary Ragins has been creating with fiber as a weaver for the past decade. Sewing with her handwoven fabric and making one of a kind functional objects is one of her favorite ways to add an extra layer of joy to pulling cloth off of her loom. Mary is on the Board of Directors of Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective, and has taught Rigid Heddle Weaving at Wild West Weaving in Silver City.
Charmeine Wait learned to weave in college and likes to weave useful items like towels, scarves and clothing. During the pandemic she taught herself card weaving and continues to explore the ancient techniques of band weaving.
The exhibit would not have been possible without the community-minded owners of the building, Marsha Sue Lustig and John Eder who have generously donated the space at 200 W. Market Street. Lustig and Eder reached out to Silver City MainStreet to see how the space could be used. A Pop-up gallery space was suggested and now the former retail space is being used to benefit the community.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person contact, however, this is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the creativity that is still thriving in Silver City and support our local fiber artists. The exhibit can be viewed through the expansive windows.