Happy to Spin: Wind to Unwind

Join Michigan-based weaver, Rachel Hefferan, in an engaging, outdoor hand spinning workshop.

Jun 24

About The Program

Join Michigan-based weaver, Rachel Hefferan, in an adult hand spinning workshop at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Nestled on the new Art Trail at the Outdoor Discovery Center, participants will learn how to ‘start’ a yarn with a drop spindle, how careful touch can influence the thickness of the yarn, and with practice that repetitive actions can help us clear or focus our minds. No prior experience needed. Participants will leave with their own drop spindle made by Hefferan and a batt of starter roving from the artists’ sheep. Icelandic wool, Jacobs wool, or a blend will be used in this workshop.
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Rachel Hefferan

Rachel Hefferan is a “homesteader, fermentation nerd, and hopeful environmentalist” whose textile works focus on ecology and microbiology. Rachel’s weavings reference microbial communities and patterns, enlarging and entangling the microscopic into the material world of textiles. Rachel lives and works in Michigan, and kicked off the SCA’s 2022 exhibitions with her here,within. | woven worlds exhibition that features her intricate hand weaving.

Outdoor Discovery Center

The Outdoor Discovery Center is advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Their inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner with offerings for all ages and audiences.

This offering will be hosted at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s campus: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423. Pick up and drop off will occur in front of the Visitor Center by the main entrance.

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