Mary Meigs Atwater
Widely regarded as the unofficial dean of American handweaving, Mary Meigs Atwater was an artist, designer, world traveler, adventurer, writer, patriot, political activist, wife, mother and avid fisherman. Atwater saw weaving as a way to help the women of her remote Montana mining community become more productive, as an occupational therapy tool for injured soldiers returning from World War I, and as a means of supporting her family after the death of her husband.
Karen Donde graduated in 2013 from Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program in fiber and earned HGA’s Level 1 Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving. She is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and weaves garments, fashion accessories and home textiles for sale. Donde is a Local Cloth resident teaching artist and teaches nationally for guilds and conferences including HGA’s Convergence, Southeast Fiber Forum, Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, and the Florida Tropical Weavers Conference.
Come a little early on Wednesday, 5:00 pm, and enjoy a glass of wine to celebrate the season!
Bring a small snack to share if you'd like.