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Saturday, May 10, 10am to 4pm
Fiber craft demonstrations and hands on activities
Sunday, May 11, 1pm and 3pm
14th Annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art
Join us May 10 and 11 for the Folk Art Center’s celebration of textile arts. Throughout the weekend, craftspeople will be sharing their inspiration and expertise as the Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Fiber Weekend 2014. Educational craft demonstrations on Saturday will include: natural dyeing, sheep shearing, weaving, tapestry, and surface design. Southern Highland Craft Guild members Sandra Rowland and Jan Morris will host activities designed especially for children.
On Sunday, the Folk Art Center’s auditorium will be transformed into a runway for the Fifteenth Annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art. Fiber artist Liz Spear will emcee the event. Styles showcased will range from contemporary to traditional, from funky to classic, made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and other regional artists. Throughout the fashion show, Liz will explore many fiber art processes, and focus on the various schools and studios in the area which offer classes in textiles to everyone from the beginner to the experienced fiber artist. There will be two separate showings of the Fashion Show, at 1 and 3pm.
2013 Participants for Fiber Day
Sandy Adair - tapestry work
Georgia Bonesteel - quilting
Blue Ridge Spinners
Rita de Maintenon - heritage crochet
Eileen Hallman - spinning
Martine House - embroidery
Pam Howard - weaving
Cara May - knitting
Barbara Miller - weaving
Jan Morris - children’s table
Mary Nichols - spinning
Lin Oglesby - spinning, knitting
Leslie Owens - felting
Charlie Patricolo - doll making
Sheila Rauen - quilting
Judy Simmons - marbling
Melinda Smith - bead work
Kathy Spencer - felting
Laura Spreitzer - knitting
Dede Styles - natural dyeing
Leniavell Trivette - heritage stitchery
Carlson Tuttle - lace work
Peggy Whitted - weaving
Anthony Cole will demonstrate sheep shearing.
Julie Wilson will have animals from her farm.