Join us to honor the legacy of Janet Meany and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Duluth Fiber Guild, a member guild of Textile Center
November 1 – December 23, 2023 • Library and Community Galleries
Co-curated by Duluth Fiber Guild and Textile Center
Janet Meany was an accomplished weaver, artist, teacher, and writer who co-authored The Rag Rug Handbook with Textile Center co-founder Paula Pfaff in 1988, and founded The Weaver’s Friend, a periodic newsletter for rag rug weavers. She taught weaving at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and at workshops throughout the country. Her weavings have been exhibited at national and international venues, and are featured in major collections. Over the years, she assembled a library of loom instruction manuals along with histories of looms and their makers, an invaluable reference which is now the Janet Meany Collection of the Textile Center Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature general, and arts and cultural heritage funds, and by private contributors.