Hello everyone. We’ve had a busy spring and just wrapped our first weaving workshop. Lots of interest in sashes weaving and our LTFAI sashes book. Thanks for your participation! We are taking a short break for the summer and have a number of workshops and potential LTFAI talks coming up in the fall. Hope to see you there.
On a another note.
LTFAI is saddened to announce the passing of longtime Board Member, Aldona Rygelis. Aldona passed away on June 14 after a short illness.
Aldona was a weaving enthusiast and active LTFAI member and organizer and served as a Board Member for almost ten years. Aldona was passionate about folk art and was dedicated to preserving it for future generations. As an initiator of LTFAI’s National Costume Archive Project, she photographed many costumes woven in the diaspora and worn in Lithuanian communities such as Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Hartford. The digital archive was launched in 2019 and we will continue her legacy, further adding costumes to this rich and detailed LTFAI resource over time.