Weavers of Char-Lee
A Guild Promoting Hand Weaving, Hand Spinning and Fiber Arts in SW Florida
Roc Day 2022
Guild spinners and weavers were at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 8, to share expertise and engage our community with these crafts on Roc Day. Distaff Day or Roc Day is the day after the 12 days of Christmas when medieval women would resume their spinning work. A roc or distaff is an implement that holds the fiber for spinning onto a spindle.
Garden Loom Project
There are two recent Garden Loom events. One event was held at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on December 4, 11, and 18. The next event was at the Naples Botanical Gardens on April 9. Guild members are weaving on looms constructed from recycled bamboo. The looms are built to be woven side by side with community participants.
Art Fest Fort Myers 2022
On February 5-6 the Guild had a booth at Art Fest in Riverside Park in downtown Fort Myers.
Guild members participated in Frontier Days held at Punta Gorda History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda on February 25 and 26 demonstrating weaving and spinning
The first Weave-Along of the new season will take place on Monday, November 28th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Collaboratory. Kim Clarkson has offered to teach us how to use bands on an Inkle Loom. Further information is available in the newsletter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting will be Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers.
Originally, guilds were set up by like-minded individuals for mutual interest and benefits – to share knowledge and techniques, preserve heritage, and encourage high standards of workmanship. Whether you are a beginner or someone simply interested in weaving or spinning, we welcome you to our group.