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TWISTED Fiber Show was a flying success!

posted May 4, 2009, 1:08 PM by Kathleen Peters   [ updated May 5, 2009, 10:29 AM ]
I made the Connecticut Valley Spectator as a featured artist! http://tsv.live.mediaspanonline.com/Entertainment/Story/090403-kmc-fibershow

Now, the TWISTED show has come and gone, and was a flying success!  Cardigan Mountain Art Association held the show this last weekend in an effort to inspire and educated people in fiber crafts and uses of natural fibers - a concept inspired by the United Nations' declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibers.  Over 400 pieces of fiber artwork were exhibited, covering rug hooking, braiding and weaving, quilting, basketry, felting, spinning, lace making, crochette, knitting, weaving and dressmaking.  I was grateful for everyones participation and excitement.  I owe special thanks to Gary Hamel of Orange, NH, Jane Darling of Canaan, NH and Rainie Kelly, of Canaan, NH.  Without their help, I never would have been able to make the show happen.  The event started with an invitation only opening that was attended by about 100 people.  


All day Saturday and Sunday I demonstrated felting and was excited to see how many people were interested in learning more about my craft.  The show not only served as an education for the public.  Because there were so many invited artists, TWISTED served as a network for the local fiber artists to get to know each other and learn more about each others work.  Approximately 250 people attended the show.  

Several people mentioned they were interested in signing up for classes - so stay tuned!  I will be teaching a felting class sometime in late June or early July.  Please email me if you are interested in attending!  mhfiber@gmail.com
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