What is Fiber Arts – Threads Through Time?
Over two dozen local artists come together to exhibit and sell quality artistic pieces created from various fibers:
- quilts, wall hangings, rugs
- wearable art: hats, clothing, silks
- bags & handwoven baskets
- table decorations
- hand tooled leather craft
- embroidery (Hardanger or Whitework)
- Alpaca fur and wood
See demonstrations of how pieces are created and the skill that goes into both the traditional techniques and modern adaptations. Meet the artists that made each unique piece.
Of special interest on the grounds, outside you will find yard art, furniture and wood sculptures that are available for purchase.
The featured artist this year is Cecilia Blomberg who lives in Gig Harbor. Cecilia has been weaving tapestries for over 40 years. She has been commissioned by organizations all over the United States for her creations to hang in hospitals, banks, schools and private collectors. She spent two years in Scotland working on the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries (check out this link for the story). She was chosen by the Washington State Arts Commission as the premier artist to create major pieces for the new Washington State University campus in Vancouver.
Be sure to check out the The Longbranch Improvement Club’s historic clubhouse as a venue you can privately rent. The natural beamed A-frame building is on the historic register and is a historic art piece in itself! See all the rental details at this link.
As you head out to Longbranch on the Key Peninsula, stop at some of the local farms on the Farm Tour. The Fiber Arts Show is sure to have that unique artistic holiday gift or that special piece you’ve been looking for. Admission to the event is free. Lunch is available for purchase.