By Suzanne Jokela, FHM Curator
The Finnish Heritage Museum hosted the May meeting of the Western Reserve Spinners’ and
Weavers’ Guild on Tuesday night, May 27, 2014. Our Resident Weaver, Rebecca Steinback, is a
member of this group. There were 22 Guild members who attended the meeting to learn about
different types of Finnish textiles and how they are made, to visit our Museum and of course to enjoy a traditional cup of coffee and nisu.
A special thank you to our hostesses for the evening: Rebecca Steinback,
Sharon Mackey, Barb Ollila, Janine LaBounty, Anne Pohto and Suzanne Jokela. They made our
guests feel welcome.
Rebecca Steinback and Barb Ollila are waiting for the guests to arrive.
The Museum is decorated to display types of Finnish textiles.
(Shown are spinning distaffs, spinning wheels, and raanu and takana wall hangings.)
Hostesses relaxing after the guests have gone: Janine LaBounty, Suzanne Jokela, Barb Ollila,
Anne Pohto, and Sharon Mackey. Not pictured is Rebecca Steinback.
Displays: Takana weavings on top of birch bark display.
Dislays: Raanu weavings
Sharon Mackey is sharing her weaving experiences with a Guild member.
Guild members listening to a presentation about the different types of Finnish textiles.