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Skills and satisfaction learned at Fiber Space

Weavers at the Fiber Space II workshop held at Heartland Farm recently learned the basic techniques for using a floor loom.

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Before you could make a trip to your local department store and pick up a $5 throw rug for your entry, the bathroom or the kitchen, it was up to people to make their own.  It was a common skill most women and some men learned before they married, said Heartland Farm’s Sister Jane Belanger, O.P.  She helped students attending Fiber Space 2014 workshops on weaving recapture those skills.
“There is a satisfaction in using a skill or craft that enables you to have and to use something you’ve made yourself,” she said.  “You can’t buy ...

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