October Meeting & Presentation – How to Get Started with Rug Weaving

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Click here for map & directions.

We will meet in The Hilliard Room. Enter the library and proceed upstairs (via staircase or elevator). The Hilliard Room is to the right of the stairs and escalator.

Schedule of events:
11:00 – New Weavers Group
12:00 – Social Hour
1:00 – Meeting

New Weavers Meeting

This is a time to meet with other new weavers and pick the brains of some of our most experienced weavers! All are welcome.

Social Hour

Bring a lunch, catch up with a friend, or get in touch with Donita or Terre for help renewing your membership online.


At 1:00, we will gather for announcements and a presentation from member Jinney Becher on the basics of rug weaving.

I was born in Kentucky and attended Morehead State University earning 3 degrees in art and education.  I taught art at Midway College, a woman’s college near Lexington for 17 years.  Growing up my Mother was extremely capable in sewing and there was always fabric in our home.  While teaching Basic Design, I realized color and texture are my areas of expertise.  

Weaving has always fascinated me. While working on one of my degrees I studied weaving at University of Kentucky under Arturo Sandoval.  After moving to Ohio in 1991 and taking a class in Char Norman’s home, I started a small weaving business. Rugs are necessary and useful to anyone.  I could use my love of color and texture in this business.  I went to my first arts and crafts show in 1996 taking rugs and have continued upscaling materials from various sources to weave strong, usable, and durable rugs to this day. 

Jinney Becher