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Take a spin through fiber festival at Adirondack Museum

September 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Adirondack Museum invites guests to celebrate all things fiber at the Adirondack Fabric and Fiber Arts Festival next Saturday, Sept. 15.

The annual event features fabrics, regional artists, spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting and knotting.

Singer and songwriter Peggy Lynn will provide music throughout the day.

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Quilting
(Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Museum)

Demonstrations throughout the weekend include quilting with the Adirondack Regional Textile Artists association, mixed media with Louisa Woodworth and Julie Branch, recycled fiber items with Maria Wulf, Northern Needles quilting demonstration and displays, and wool arts demonstrations with the Serendipity Spinners. Aaron Bush, Jane Mackintosh and Carol Wilson will demonstrate a variety of knitting techniques and will also lead a knit-in for visitors who bring a project.

A special display, called "Upcycling Fabric: Ideas from the Past," will provide a chance for visitors to talk with Curator Hallie Bond and discover the frugality and creativity of our forebears.

The festival will also include a vendor market where you can shop for locally made fabric and fiber treasures. Vendors include Baskets by Linda, Keller Country, Liberty Fibers, Heirlooms, Cat in the Window Weaving, Icy Acres, Partridge Run Farm, Kalieidoscope Kolors, Ewe'll Love the Weather, Color My Loom, Nana Joanne, Kirbside Gardens, 2nd Time Around, The Silver Studio, Harvest Herb Company, Adirondack Handmade, Adirondack Doll Co. and Laura's Quality Knits.

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The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in Blue Mountain Lake. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call 518-352-7311.

 
 

 

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