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Fiber Day at the Bath Freight Shed
Saturday October 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for the 8th annual Fiber Day! Local fiber artists will be weaving, spinning, knitting, hand sewing, felting, and doing ropework much like that used in Virginia‘s rigging. See techniques both modern and dating from the 17th century; a few have changed very little. Some artists will offer hands-on opportunities as well as demonstrations. A special exhibit of textiles from the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico will also be on display. Exhibits & Demonstrations 9:30-1
At 3:30 Lori Benson will present Connecting with the Modern Maya: The Chiapas Maya Project. For 26 years Lori has traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to work with the Highland Maya. At first, this was part of a continuing project with the Science Museum of Minnesota. Currently, she and colleagues are developing a virtual space to gather archives, photographs, textiles, and artifacts for communities, museums, students, and scholars. Her talk will focus on the stories, relationships, and the hope for the future. This presentation is also available via Zoom, visit the mfship.org/events for a link.
Fiber Day is part of Maine Craft Weekend.