Post date: Feb 09, 2009 9:3:31 PM

The Cardigan Mountain Art Association presents TWISTED: A Celebration of Traditional Fiber Crafts and Their Modern Turns!

May 2 and 3 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the historic Canaan St. Meeting House, in Canaan, NH.

As I have mentioned in my blog before, the United Nations has declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibers. Their hope is to raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibres, to promote the efficiency and sustainability of the natural fibres industries, to encourage appropriate policy responses from governments to the problems faced by natural fibre industries, and to foster an effective and enduring international partnership among the various natural fibres industries. In honor of that, I am organizing a fiber show with CMAA!

It is going to be a fantastic celebration including fiber exhibits and professional demonstrators. The show will highlight the history of local mills and traditional crafts, and will be wrapped up with modern artists and their fiber work. Craft exhibits will include knitting, weaving, felting, spinning, quilting, rug hooking and braiding, basketry, and local fibers.

Some notable art pieces include:

- a civil war quilt (in excellent condition)

- works done by a weaving and dying cooperative in Indonesia

- basketry made with local fibers

More information will be posted on the events page at a later date! I am looking forward to seeing you all there!