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MAFA Roundtable July 2022 – Melissa Weaver Dunning on Traditional Knitting
July 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Melissa Weaver Dunning will give a talk on Traditional Knitting from England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Shetland Islands.
Many of the foundations of traditional knitting come to us from England, Ireland, and Scotland: Fisherman’s ganseys, Aran cable knitting, Fair Isle multi-colored patterned knitting and delicate Shetland lace. We will explore each of these traditions through images of garments and knitters, old and new.
This will be open to all MAFA guild members and associates.
Register for a Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuGsqj0tG9NT-ufh5P9p5gaUCvXevhUR
Melissa Weaver Dunning is an avid tartan & linen weaver, a skilled spinner and a compulsive knitter. She loves to share the history and context of traditional textile arts and to pass on the efficient techniques of time-honored skills. Melissa lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Melissa is also a traditional hand-weaver working on antique equipment to produce 18th and 19th century style textiles. She has had the great good fortune to study with Scottish master weaver and singer Norman Kennedy since 1980. She is dedicated to carrying on some of the wealth of tradition gleaned from this apprenticeship both in weaving and in music.