Is the Harp in Your Future?

heater2Looking for a new pastime? Wondering what to do when you retire?

When John Heater turned 65 and about to retire, his sister-in-law lent him a spinning wheel and John began to use it and to make yarn. That was just the beginning. What to do with the yarn? Like many people with a new interest in spinning, John’s next move was to the Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom.

It was his calling. He learned to weave and now enjoys sharing his new pastime with others. He spends a lot of time volunteering at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, a historic farm museum in Piqua, Ohio, as well as at craft fairs and farmer’s markets. John has been weaving now for three years and has completed 1,000 projects on his Harp. These pictures show some of his creative work. Join the fun.


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