ALAMOSA — The Trinidad State Valley Campus in Alamosa will host “Fabric from Ewe to You” with presenter Jacque Hart on Monday, November 6 in the Atrium at the Valley Campus at 1011 Main St. in Alamosa.
This is a fun and free educational event that is part of TSJC’s “Food for Thought” lunch and learn series featuring topics of interest to the community.
The talk starts at 12:15 p.m., and visitors will have the opportunity to leave at 12:45 so they can get back to work by 1. Visitors may want to bring a sack lunch.
Hart will talk about the process of using fiber from sheep to produce yarn and weave it into a finished product. She will demonstrate spinning wool on a spinning wheel and weaving on a simple loom and will show samples of finished woven pieces. She will also discuss her experiences with the animals that produce the fiber.
Hart resides in the San Luis Valley and harvests wool from her own animals for use in her handwoven and hand dyed scarves, shawls, heirloom quality coverlets and pictorial work. For the pictorial art she uses a drawloom, much like painting on a canvas. She has shown her work, received many awards, was awarded Master Weaver and has been published in weaving and handspinning magazines and periodicals on a national and international level.
Her weaving career started with weaving in the Navajo tradition in the Four Corners area from her mentor and weaver Mae Bekis.
An RSVP is requested no later than noon two days prior to the event in order to arrange adequate seating and appropriate number for handouts. Call Donna at 719-846-5724 or send an email to [email protected]