Mark your calendars for the first meeting Guild meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, starting at 7:00 PM via Zoom. After a brief business meeting, Carol James will join us for a presentation on fingerweaving. What exactly is fingerweaving, and why would a person want to learn the technique? This presentation shows you the basics of creating cloth without using a loom. Carol James re-traces her path of discovery of this low-tech textile method. We begin with the Quebecois tradition that Carol learned because of her husband’s roots. Carol shows us a manner to create the dense warp-faced cloth known as “ceinture fleche” or arrow belt. We then follow Carol’s path of discovery of this branch of fingerweaving and then some of its many variations. She shares images from around the world reaching back to prehistoric times. Evidence for this low-tech textile method includes bags, belts, shawls, and skirts. Take inspiration from the past, and never again will you have to say, “too bad I can’t take my handweaving with me”.