Weaving Wonders

first_img[email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The festival will also include an exhibit of hand-woven items and demonstrations of fiber crafts, as well as a fashion show and several raffles and auctions. Redondo Beach resident Nancy Boerman is a former president of the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild. Over the years, she has incorporated weaving, spinning and dyeing into fiber arts, and she is a supplier to weavers, beaders and spinners in Southern California. She has also taught beginning weaving and spinning out of her home. Recently, a poncho hand-woven by Boerman was commissioned by the producers of the new CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” The guild’s mission is the education and promotion of weaving, spinning and related arts. Among the group are artists, teachers, designers and novices who create clothing, rugs, baskets, tapestries and sculptural objects. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is at 3330 Civic Center Drive. Admission is $5 and parking is free. For information, call 310-316-0910 or go to www.schg.org. From Navajo artists to those in Japan, Nepal, the Middle East, Guatemala and Peru, the craft of hand-weaving has been part of the world’s culture for thousands of years. Modern-day weavers keep the art form alive using ancient methods they incorporate into contemporary pieces. More than 120 enthusiasts who “weave today to preserve the past and create for the future” comprise the nonprofit Southern California Handweavers’ Guild, which will present its annual Weaving and Fiber Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The event brings Southern California weavers and other fiber artists to the South Bay for a day of exhibitions and demonstrations by talented guild members and other weavers. Suppliers from near and far attend, allowing local enthusiasts to shop for unique yarns, fibers, tools, books and equipment. last_img


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