The Country Heritage Spinning & Weaving Guild members meet on the third Monday of each month at the Mansfield Community Center to engage in friendship and to share information; also to educate others and themselves in an effort to grow in knowledge of our country’s heritage crafts such as spinning, weaving, natural dying, and basket making.
The meetings begin at 10 a.m., followed by ”show and tell”, break for lunch and then a program. The upcoming programs for September will be “History of the Spinning Wheel” presented by Peggy Charchol.
The October program will be “Rag Rugs” presented by Loura Linsenmann.
The Guild is very active and provides outreach demonstrations at local schools and events. In September members will be demonstrating at the Historium in Gainesville on the 20th during Ozark County Hootin an Hollarin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on the 21st in Mansfield during Wilder Days at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home.
People who are interested in learning heritage crafts are encouraged to join for a modest membership fee of $12 annually and $2 per attendance to cover the cost of the facility. The guild has various equipment available for rent to its members, allowing for novice members to learn new crafts before incurring costly expenses. For further information regarding meetings, membership, and activities visit their website www. Countryheritagespinningandweavingguild.org at any time.