August 22, 2014

Be inspired!

A chance to see Richard Muto and David Lima in action - go be inspired :) Come on back home and register for their 9/6 workshop - free to all members (since we didn't pay dues last year if you were a member before that you are considered a member now!)


This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and will feature a walking tour of the village and a special demonstration at
the Jamaica Historical Museum. Returning acclaimed fiber artists Richard Muto and
David Lima will demonstrate spinning and weaving techniques. Raffle tickets will
be sold and the lucky winner will receive a very special shawl – woven at this event.

Richard Muto is an award winning fiber artist who works as a spinner, weaver and
knitter creating one of a kind clothing and apparel. Richard studied theatre arts at
the University of Rhode Island and progressed to designing and knitting sweaters
before discovering the joy of spinning. He has won many awards in the field of
prepared fiber, judged at textile trials at sheep and wool festivals and continues
contributing as judge and member of several fiber and knitting guilds. He teaches
spinning and also finds the time to compose music for cabarets and music events – a
true renaissance man.

David Lima, an award winning spinner and weaver, has judged sheep and wool
festivals throughout the Northeast and is a member of the Rhode Island Spinners
Guild and founding member of the Maine Fiber Arts. His works have sold in shops
and galleries throughout New England. Jamaica is proud to host this talented pair
who will celebrate the renewed interest in this special craft.
Jamaica Village Walking Tour booklets with a map will be available and several
homes and establishments will be open to view.

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