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Weavers welcome guests for open studio tour

  • The Working Weavers Studio Trail will feature eight nationally-known weavers in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Contributed photo


For the Recorder
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Residents can weave their way along scenic back roads to visit eight weaving studios Saturday and Sunday, as part of this year’s Working Weavers Studio Trail.

Eight nationally known weavers in Franklin and Hampshire counties will open their studios to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, giving visitors insight into the thread-by-thread process of creating cloth. Visitors can touch, ask questions about and purchase a range of items that include scarves, shawls, pillows, table linens and kitchen towels.

The weavers are: Emily Gwynn of Hands to Work Textiles in Shelburne Falls, and Lisa Bertoldi of Weft in Williamsburg, who will be a guest in Gwynn’s studio; Lisa Hill of Plain Weave, Marilyn Webster of Whimsy & Tea, and Sue McFarland of McFarland’s Handwork, all located in central Conway; and Chris Hammel of Ekphrasis Defined Designs, Paula Veleta of Studio 338 Handwoven and Scott Norris of Elam’s Widow, all in Florence.

A map of the tour, along with detailed directions, can be downloaded at workingweavers.com. For more information on the Working Weavers Studio Trail, contact the tour’s Co-Director Marilyn Webster by email at marilyn@whimsyandtea.com or by phone at 413-369-4713.