What's on Display?
January 14, 2013
This month, the display case in the lobby is overflowing with works of art built by our local fiber artists. Such lovely texture and color -- all hand-done! This talented group of women has been together as a group since meeting in 2009 at a garage sale and realizing all they had in common. They meet once a week here at the Library to spin, knit, crochet, comb fiber, and solve all the world problems. They are supportive, talented, and lead busy, productive lives. Some have their own fiber flocks to shepherd.
They will all be here for a demonstration January 26, along with several other fiber artists to demonstrate the art of spinning natural wool, alpaca, and Angora goat fiber into lovely woolen yarns. There will be skeins and skeins of dyed roving and yarn. There will be folks here demonstrating the art of felting and weaving. Spinning lessons will be available as well as bobbin lace directions and hands on practice. We have artists bringing portable table looms and weaving their own fiber from their own sheep. A member of the local basket weavers group will be weaving a basket. All of these fiber artists will be here to show us all what is possible with natural fibers. Their finished products are works of art.
Come join us to see what is possible. Several professionals that will be here routinely give lessons. Those with their own flocks often give farm tours and advice to anyone wanting to start up their own hobby flocks. Join us to experience the serenity of working with natural fibers at the Fiber Artist Showcase on January 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. here at the Smithville Branch.