Margaret Arafat is an accomplished weaver from Fort Worth. Her work was recently featured in the book Ondulé, by Norma Smayda. From Margaret – “At this point in time, most of you have probably seen an Ondulé or fan reed or other types of similarly unique reeds and the cloth woven with them. However, it’s doubtful that many of you know much about or even tried one. This is your opportunity to learn a little about these unique weaving tools during the March Program. I’ll explain how an Ondulé reed offers a continual challenges to the weaver from designing to finishing a woven piece, challenges that move beyond weaving with a conventional reed. There will be samples and finished pieces, some of which you might have seen, some new.
In addition, I’ll demonstrate how to use at least one of the reeds on my table loom, and then give you the chance to try weaving with it. Come take a quick ride down the slippery slope that I find so rewarding.”