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Essencia March Artist Highlight - Billie McKee

"I have always had a passion for fiber arts—knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery—but didn’t get into weaving until my hands started bothering me from arthritis. I was looking for something to supplement fine needlework, and someone suggested I try weaving, so I began taking claasses at the Flint Institute of Arts where I met my weaving partner and good friend, Pam Kane."

"Together we started our own business, Two Loonies on a Loom. The name was inspired by the fun we have together weaving and doing shows—we have even been accused of being drunk, but we are just creative and fun-loving ladies who enjoy what we do and each other’s company. Since I moved from Michigan to Wheaton about a year and a half ago, I have found a huge fiber arts community through the Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild and The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, and have expanded my learning to hand-dying fiber and sewing with the fabric I create. I continue to do art shows in Michigan and hope to do more in this area in the future. I am so grateful to Essencia Yoga for allowing me to show my work and inspire others with my passion for weaving."

Join us on March 19th from 7:30-9:00pm as we welcome artist Billie McKee. Billie will have pieces from her collection on display and for sale! Come in to purchase or simply admire. Light refreshments and drinks will be served during reception.