Category Archives: Spinning & Weaving

Eager Weavers, Whose Fingers, Quick With Talent, Perpetrate Feats of Artistry

Lustrous green Pewabic Pottery tile floors. Green-painted walls bordered with white stripes. Leaded art glass windows and doors. Recessed ceiling lights with silver-and-turquoise painted accents. The lobby of the former Kingswood School for Girls at Cranbrook — the unique educational … Continue reading

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Help Take Care of Creation on the 160 Emerald-Green Acres of Shepherd’s Corner

While my Ireland traveling companions pooh-poohed our quick stop at Kildare Village’s chic outlet boutiques over cups of Starbucks, I made tracks for Cath Kidston. Minutes later, I emerged victorious with a shopping bag loaded with choice selections. Back on … Continue reading

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Young’s Jersey Dairy Packed in the People for “A Wool Gathering”

My fun-filled Fall began with something I’ve wanted to accomplish for years – a trip to Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs for the 18th Annual Wool Gathering.  And gather people did, packing the parking lots and neighboring fields for … Continue reading

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Irish Marc and the Newest Members of His Funky Bunch Spent Six July Days in Dublin, Ireland

“You Are Invited to Ireland,” a US Airways Magazine article proclaimed while I was aloft to Boston last October. With a photograph of a gorgeous vista of the Cliffs of Moher and enticing details about The Gathering, a year-long celebration … Continue reading

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Save Historic Zoar, “A Sanctuary from Evil” in Tuscarawas County

Ten years ago, I was sifting through hundreds of boxes of manuscripts and photographs at the Ohio Historical Society’s Archives/Library. For three months, I reprocessed The Society of Separatists of Zoar Records (MSS 110) and the Jack and Pat Adamson Collection … Continue reading

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Colonial Williamsburg Weaver Karen Clancy Taught Me Drop Spindle Spinning in the Shake of a Lamb’s Tail

At the Taliaferro-Cole Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, you can see one of the prettiest gardens in the Historic Area. You can also meet Karen Clancy, one of Colonial Williamsburg’s weavers. As she interprets what her … Continue reading

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Fellow Librarian Jay Burton Shared “The Art of Becoming a Weaver” at the Cultural Arts Center Today

Whether designing Ohio Historical Society exhibits or making paper studded with pine needles and flower petals, my friend Bill exudes talent and creativity. For the last couple of years, my fellow admirer of all things Arts and Crafts has been taking … Continue reading

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