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Meridith Entingh

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Meridith has had a lifelong passion for working with the color and texture of fiber. She started knitting as a youngster and made her first sweater during second grade. Majoring in Home Economics at Iowa State University with an emphasis on Interior Design and Housing, she took art and design classes, many projects involved macramé, needlepoint and other fiber arts. While diverted from taking on fiber arts as a vocation, she completed a Business degree at Oregon State University, but never lost her love of fiber. Thirty years later, Meridith retired from her business career and took up weaving for the first time. She enrolled in weaving and dyeing classes and apprenticed at Springwater Fiber Arts School in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Knowing that she would not be able to find the same fiber arts program in Roanoke when she moved there in 2005, she immersed herself in a self-designed study program by working and attending classes at Springwater 3-4 days per week for more than a year. Meridith continues her studies in the fiber arts through workshops and participation in the Handweavers Guild of America, the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, the Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley and the Roanoke Weaving Study Group. Meridith completed a three-year term as the president of the Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley in 2008. She sells her beautiful handwovens including linens, scarves, shawls and ponchos locally, and teaches weaving to both children and adults