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Fiber arts highlighted at S’set historical center

April 19, 2018

“Common Threads,” a one-day event celebrating fiber arts, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike.

The event, presented by the center and Laurel Arts, will feature over a dozen local fiber artists who will be demonstrating techniques, selling their items and providing hands-on opportunities to try a new skill. Also featured will be guest speakers Michael Taylor, co-author of the “Spinning Wheels” books, at 11 a.m., and Sally Fink, presenting her handmade historical garments, fantasy costumes and dolls, at 1 p.m.

Participating fiber artists include Peggy Black, Denise Botkin, Firesong Studio, Erin Glessner, Carolyn Groves, Deborah Hart, Ann Jones, Lo-Gear Hand Woven Rag Rugs, Bridget Mayak, Susan Novak, Loretta Radeschi, Underhill Farm and the National Museum of the American Coverlet.

Fiber arts techniques that will be demonstrated or displayed at Common Threads include quilting, fabric applique, hand-stitching, traditional bobbin lace-making, machine made lace, tapestry weaving, fiber arts for kids, needle and shuttle tatting, tatted jewelry and ornaments, rug-hooking, traditional weaving, rug weaving, spinning yarn, up-cycled fiber arts, dry-binding shibori dying techniques and felting processes.

Tickets can be purchased in advance using Eventbrite or by calling Laurel Arts at 814-443-2433. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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