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The Fascinating Life of Mary Meigs Atwater by Karen Donde, presented by Illinois Prairie Weavers
A look into the life of this influential and exceptional mother of American hand weaving!
On-Line Meeting – March 9, 10 AM. Regarded as the unofficial dean of American hand weaving, Mary Meigs Atwater did not start weaving until she was 40. Inspired by hand weaving industry in the South, she saw weaving as a way to help the women of her remote Montana community become more productive, as occupational therapy for injured soldiers returning from World War I, and as a means of supporting her family after her husband’s death. She was an artist, designer, world traveler, adventurer,View more