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Fiber, fiber everywhere in Mt. Morris

Encore! Mt. Morris’s “Artful Threads Through Time” Fiber Art Show opened this week with 30 flower frames and a tree snuggie on the Campus near the Reckmeyer Bandshell and Old Sandstone Gallery. Photo supplied
Encore! Mt. Morris’s “Artful Threads Through Time” Fiber Art Show opened this week with 30 flower frames and a tree snuggie on the Campus near the Reckmeyer Bandshell and Old Sandstone Gallery. Photo supplied

Encore! Mt. Morris’s “Artful Threads Through Time” Fiber Art Show opened this week with 30 flower frames and a tree snuggie on the Campus near the Reckmeyer Bandshell and Old Sandstone Gallery.

Triple Cutt Designs of Mt. Morris, developed and made the 30 metal flower frames in various sizes and shapes.

The frames have been filled with creative crocheted flowers, each one unique, by avid crocheters Jan Hough, Jo Ward, Theresa Meyer, Clarene Moser, Kathy Clark, and Julie Robinson.

Flanked by large straw sculptures from the 2017 Straw Sculpting Competition, visitors are drawn into the Gallery to see more fine examples of fiber art.

The 2018 straw sculpture entries will be added for this year’s celebration by Aug. 10.

In addition to the straw sculptures, fiber art includes artistic pieces created with yarn, thread, fabric, wool, and any number of other fibers.

The Old Sandstone Gallery is featuring dozens of prime examples, both current and vintage, of quilting, tatting, crocheting, lace, weaving, embroidery, hooked rugs, elaborate garments, cutwork, and more.

Many of the vintage items include the stories that go along with them. There is also a fiber art tool table…help us identify what many of these unique tools were/are used for to create various types of fiber art pieces.

In addition to the exhibit items, demonstrations of several fiber arts have been or will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 10:

Sharon Asp, God’s eyes; Michelle Drayton, weaving; Sharon Wallace, fabric painting; and Mo Mueller, fabric dying.

Sign up for a class in September or October if interested.

The full art show will be open in the Old Sandstone Gallery during August on Friday evenings 6-9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 2-8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 2-5 p.m.

Encore! Mt. Morris is composed of volunteers committed to developing Mt. Morris, IL into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois.

Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Learn more at EncoreMtMorris.com.

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