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The Mentor Group was initially developed in 2016 to pair new fiber people with experienced and knowledgeable fiber folks, all members of our Skagit Guild. Since that time it has expanded to provide field trips and fun events to expose all members to the resources in and around our area. We happen to sit in a pocket of talented weavers/spinners/fiber artists who have been leaders in the field for their entire careers. These artists will make up our field of excursions for the 2019-2020 season. All members are invited to participate but we need to coordinate car pools, so you must let me know if you plan to attend.
a drive down to Seattle Weavers Guild, the program is Weave a Real Peace and you may go to their website to get more information. Bag lunch.
Anita L Mayer will open her home and studio, show her talents and travels over the past 40 years or so. AMAZING!!! Anita lives in Anacortes so this trip will include lunch at the Majestic.
a visit to the WEAVERS SCHOOL in Coupeville with Madelyn van der Hoogt She has 40 some looms of all makes and opens her school for this special event. We will tour, and have Madelyn speak to us about her journey, and enjoy a bag lunch either there or in the park nearby if it is warm enough.
a trip to True North Textiles in Bellingham to see the big looms in operation. Look them up on the website. This is exposure to weaving on a commercial level.