Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weaving at the Library, a community celebration!

Today was the unveiling of an Eagle Scout project, an Earthloom, and the completion of its first wallhanging, under the guidance of the Eagle Scout himself, with the assistance of various other scouting participants, library staff, volunteers, and general public, including the Dollivers, two of whom signed themselves up for the party.

Our Scout gave permission for the pix with the Ds, and the series shows the piece from semi complete, to complete, many hands taking turns to work on it, then cut off the loom and ready to hang as the first piece off the giant loom, designed and built in cooperation with the troop and parents, and ready to live in the library as a community weaving loom. It's an amazing, well-thought-out and executed project, seriously worked and I'd say very successful.

Of course I offered my services to play,I mean work, on this wonderful item.  This is a great community centered piece, good for all ages and stages to enjoy the art and fun of weaving.

Julie D., children's librarian posed with the Ds,
and promised them new earrings.  After they'd supervised the weaving and got all the attention a D could desire, they took a rest against a seasonal announcement. 
I dread being asked to make football uniforms next, but I think it's unlikely, since it would ruin their hair.


Minimiss said...

What a fantastic idea to promote some community interaction. And a nice result too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This must be a great library to make space for a community weaving loom - I love it!! The D's best be careful they don't sit too closely though or they might just get woven in.

ari_1965 said...

I want a loom.

ari_1965 said...

What an unusual Eagle Scout project. I love it.