Free handweaving drop-ins at Slater Mill in August

Free handweaving drop-ins at Slater Mill in August

PAWTUCKET – Trad Arts Studio at Old Slater Mill is hosting free Saturday morning drop-ins during the month of August.

Anytime between 10 a.m. and noon, the public is invited to stop by the mill at 67 Roosevelt Ave., to try out handweaving in the mill’s Trad Arts Studio space.

“It’s informal, and there are no expectations,” said Samantha Lavoie, museum manager at Slater Mill. “Guests of any age can come for five minutes, or for an hour, and just work at their leisure to get a feel for handweaving.”

For these sessions, the types of looms available for use include cardboard looms, for the youngest and smallest weavers; table-top looms by Melissa & Doug, offering a little more challenge and perspective to adventurous children and teens; and, for teens through adult, the Cricket loom offers a more advanced feel and product.

“We’ll have a couple of staff members on hand to help explain how to work on the looms, and to give a basic introduction, but it’s fine to work completely independently too,” adds Lavoie.

Program dates are Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Parking is free in the lot next to the mill. For more information, email info@slatermill.org, or call 401-725-8638, ext. 106.