As part of the weekend Fiber Festival in Bishop Hill, a Wheat Weaving Demonstration and Sale will be held in the Steeple Building from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dianne Ruff, Pat Frost, and Joy Whitbeck, members of the Illinois Association of Wheat Weavers, will answer questions and demonstrate plaiting techniques used to transform wheat straw into delicate works of art. Recent works will be displayed and available to purchase. Weaving wheat has evolved worldwide over thousands of years. The IAWW seeks to further develop the craft, teach future generations of its heritage, and build a bond with wheat weavers throughout the world. Membership in the IAWW is open to all! 309-927-3033
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