Teresa Bouchonnet, owner and operator of Cowee Textiles, believes that the past should always have a place in our modern world, which is why she is currently one of the occupants of the Cowee Heritage Center where she teaches classes in weaving and spinning.
“This loom used to belong to my great aunt,” she says, pointing to the large machine in the middle of the room. “These looms belonged to my parents. They were weavers. My dad learned from her back in the ’60s. Back then, men were the ones who weaved.”