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Lorraine Felker

Lorraine has been weaving baskets since 1998 when she took a basket weaving class with some friends and absolutely loved it. At those same friends’ urging, she started teaching basket-weaving classes shortly after! Over the years, Lorraine’s baskets have been accepted in many juried shows, including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, and the Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem.

A 2017 recipient of a PA Council of the Arts internship grant, Lorraine had the opportunity to work one-on-one with Patty Dillman, Sabinsville, PA, learning how to grow, harvest, process and weave traditional willow baskets.

Lorraine enjoys experimenting with a variety of materials, techniques and styles across the fiber arts. She often applies felting, knitting, weaving and basketry skills and materials interchangeably.

A member of the Board of the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven, PA, Lorraine has been working to promote the Center since early in its inception. She has been a Walk In studio artist since 2012 with her focus primarily on the fiber arts. Recently retired, Lorraine was an educator for over 25 years.