FRANKIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
FRANKLIN MAKERSPACE GUEST ARTISTS: FIBER ARTISTS
Kathlene Fleckenstein | Tameson O’Brien | Rosemary Zurawel
310 Central Street Franklin, NH 03235
PHONE: (603) 934-2911
The Franklin Public Library was built in 1903 in the Carnegie Classical Revival Style. It is one of countless public libraries build by donation from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Franklin Makerspace’s fiber arts section will be demonstrating at the library. It will be lead by Franklin Makerspace Board President Kathlene Fleckenstein. Kathlene is all things fiber arts, but is our resident expert in the Japanese art of Kumihimo.
Kathlene Fleckenstein will demonstrate Kumihimo – a traditional Japanese artform of making braids and cords. Literally meaning “gathered threads”, kumihimo are made by interlacing reels of yarn.
Tameson O’Brien has been hand spinning for 35 years. Other talents of hers include knitting, crochet, and weaving. When not in her Exeter, NH studio she can be found around the seacoast area usually with spindle in hand.”
Rosemary Zurawel is a fibre enthusiast who learned to knit at age 10. Wanting to be engaged in meaningful, yet contemplative work in retirement, she determined to learn to spin. She is a member of the NH Spinners and Dyers Guild and serves as the newsletter editor. This summer found her harvesting plants from her dyers garden.