Whenever I purchase an overpriced sweater, I lament the fact that I'm not crafty enough to make one myself. Change your dependence on boutiques and department stores by attending the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center's Open House. On Saturday, January 5, the Center will host a free event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. View garments, scarves, and accessories made by students and teachers, and get the details about how they were made. While there, watch a variety of demonstrations, such as loom weaving, tapestry weaving, and drop-spindle spinning. If you're interested in other topics, like crochet, knitting, felting, dyeing, surface design, or tassel making, you can talk to teachers at the center about the classes offered in these arenas as well.
The Weaving and Fiber Arts Center is a non-profit outreach of the Weavers' Guild of Rochester, inc. The open house will be held at Piano Works Mall, Studio 1940, 349 W. Commercial St., East Rochester. For more information, call 377-2955 or visit weaversguildofrochester.org.