Exploring Fiber Horizons

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Lewis and Clark

Recently, Kathy O’Hern sent us some information about the wonderful display her guild, the Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild, created for theAssociation of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds Conference. The conference theme was “Exploring Fiber Horizons” so the guild chose to portray the explorations of Lewis and Clark using nothing but wool and other weaving materials.

The display, part of which can be seen above, covered two tables and featured wool batts for the base and background, needle felted people, animals, teepees, a fort, trees, and more. Members worked together to create the display and member Laurel Orthmeyer, an accomplished needle felter, made large versions of the Lewis and Clark characters (shown below) to hold the display's banner.

All the guild’s hard work paid off when they were awarded the People’s Choice award for this delightful display. To see more photos of this woolen wonder, check out our Roving Reporter gallery on Weaving Today. 


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