Pennsylvania Guild helps over 600 children learn to spin and weave
Northwest Pennsylvania Spinners and Weavers Guild worked with Camp Stone, an Orthodox Jewish summer camp, to introduce 680 campers to an array of fiber arts. Campers saw a sheep shearing demonstration and learned to card and spin wool using either a drop spindle or a wheel. The newly created yarns were then dyed and woven on floor looms. Guild members also helped the campers weave on inkle looms produced by local Amish woodworkers. By the end of the camp, the guild was also able to present the camp director with several yards of fabric woven from the campers' handspun and dyed yarns. Sharon Hoban, the guild's president, says that the fabric will be used as Torah coverings.