Peggy Church began spinning forty years ago when missing parts from a family spinning wheel were found in the attic. Spinning soon led to weaving. She learned her craft by reading all she could about textile art, by taking classes and by trial and error. Through her memberships in the Handweaver’s Guild of America, the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, the Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut and others she continues to hone her skills. She studied Weaving Education at the Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow, VT.
Peggy’s studio is in the historic district in Chaplin, CT. Peggy generously shares her knowledge of spinning and weaving by teaching students, both in her studio and in school and community settings. Visitors are welcome to visit her studio during the Artists Open Studios of Northeast CT and by appointment. Peggy runs the monthly spinning bees at the Windham Textile History Museum in Willimantic, and also teaches weaving there.