For over 40 years I have been a knitter, but until 15 years ago had no other exposure to the fiber arts world and its amazing beauty. Everything changed when I took a weaving class at a fiber arts workshop in Maine. I loved every minute of the class and was completely hooked!!! Over the years I have taken many more weaving workshops and finally about 5 years ago was able to invest in my first floor loom. Now I have several! Due to the expansion to my "herd" I have moved my work space from the spare bedroom in my home to a studio space in a small house at 264 Centre St., Danvers. All our classes and workshops posted on this site will be held there.
While on my weaving journey, I learned some interesting family history. It appears I am not the only weaver in the family. My family comes from a tiny little village in the mountains of Northern Greece. I discovered that my great grandfather was a weaver. He was a widower that was left alone to raise eight small children. In an effort to support his family he began weaving and selling his rag rugs. I am proud to carry on my great grandfathers legacy by weaving and selling my handwoven creations through Meraki Handwoven.
Meraki (Greek): Meaning to do something with soul, creativity or love; as you would when you leave a piece of yourself in your work.