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Ilya Oratovsky – A Master Weaver

It is rare in today’s day and age to meet someone who has dedicated a literal lifetime to the pursuit of one trade. Someone who knows their material, their tools, their craft, with an intimacy that only decades of disciplined work can culture. Someone who understands the connection between beauty and functional application. Edmonton-based weaver, Ilya […]

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Olds College Fibre Week

It always surprises me that many people in the area have not heard about Olds College Fibre Week; a continuing education program that celebrates fibre, from raw fleece to the finest works of craftsmanship. As one of very few programs set up to provide high level spinning and weaving instruction (they have a multi-level graduation system […]

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A Loom with a View

A Loom with a View

Weaving is one of those activities that, unfortunately, often gets relegated to the basement. Many looms are big and a bit loud so  most people don’t want them in their living room. But who really likes sitting in the basement for hours on end? A few years ago, Fen and Bill had the inspired idea […]

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