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April 25, 2015 NYGH meeting -- Ria Koopmans presents " The Frugal Weaver"

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Saturday April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm The School of Visual Arts 214 East 21st Street, Room 703A Social Hour at Noon

Ria Koopmans has been interested in fiber arts for most of her life,
and has been weaving since the mid-1990s. Her interest in frugal weaving
grew in part out of economic necessity, but more enduringly out of a
long-abiding ecological concern. Rather than just tossing everything not
needed at a given moment in the trash as so much landfill fodder, she
started collecting objects, packaging, cardboard, ribbons, ropes and the
like, with a view to future creative use. In more recent years, as her
weaving activity picked up, it was natural that she would also start
collecting thrums and loom-waste, and figure out ways to put those to
use.

She will share how she started researching various forms of frugal
weaving, in part also informed by her professional interest in Japanese
culture. She will present some of the ideas she has developed, show a
small number of items she has made herself, and provide the opportunity
for members and attendants to try their own hand at little projects.

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