South Dakota's Weaving Weekend XV
|Fiber artists from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota gathered for a great weekend together. Photos courtesy of Kelly Knispel.|
|Happy campers in year's workshop on felted slippers.|
For the last fifteen years, members of the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild have been welcoming weavers and fiber artists to Groton, South Dakota, for a gathering of "fiber friendly folks." The Help One Another Weaving Weekend, as guild member Kelly Knispel shared, "was originally created to honor the weavers in our guild and hold an annual event focused on weaving." The event is quite diverse, though, and past workshops have covered basketmaking, natural dyeing, tapestry weaving, mitered-square knitting, felting, and more. Any type of weaving is welcome and during the three-day event, many looms are warped, tips are shared, and fun is had by all.
This year, the event drew twenty-seven people from South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota to the beautiful Richmond Lake Youth Camp. To share news before the event, Kelly, who is also the owner of Dakota Carding and Wool, created a Facebook page for Weaving Weekend XV. The group posted pictures of the event on the page-check it out!