Woods Hall and the Madeline Island Public Library Board have come together to organize a Community Weave during the month of March in order to create a large area rug for the library.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Please see our calendar for times.
The project is made possible by a grant from the Madeline Island Public Library Board.
We invite all interested persons — yes, even non-weavers, to visit Woods Hall to help us create a beautiful large area rug, 8 x 12 1/2 foot, that will live downstairs at the library.
We want this rug to be woven by our community. Everyone is welcome to participate and lend their time and talent to this project. Come weave several inches or just throw a strip or two… it’s easy and fun!
Susan Sabre and Michelle Auger are the team leading this project. They are warping the big Cranbrook loom in linen and preparing the wool fabric (weft) for weaving. They will be there to help you, and/or get you started.
We could use more woolen fabric! We are looking for large pieces of fabric — blankets, etc. We love colorful fabrics, prints and plaids.
This is not the first community project Woods Hall has sponsored. For example, back in 2009, the community wove a rug for St. John’s Church. This rug is in the narthex of the church. Twenty-three people were involved in weaving the rug.
Our event coincides nicely with National Women's History Month: this year's theme is Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives! According to the project's website, the theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories — individually and collectively — into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. Of course, we also welcome our men who weave to join in Our Community Weave!!