If you live anywhere near Asheville, NC you know that it is 'fiber' heaven for those of us interested in any of the fiber arts. This area has a long history of fiber work - beginning with hand weaving, which was, at one time, a thriving industry. This entire section of the south was heavily 'into' textile mills. Sadly the mills have gone elsewhere - but the arts are still alive and well.
Recently I went, with several of my fiber buddies, to see an exhibit being held on the UNCA campus. This exhibit featured members of the FAA (Fiber Arts Alliance) which is a large organization of fiber artists of all persuasions. There are quilters and weavers, rug hookers and punchneedlers (is that a word?), felters and doll makers, embroiderers, knitters, crocheters and probably many other specialities I'm not listing.
Here I share some of the lovely work shown at this latest exhibit. And I salute these wonderfully creative artists whose hands, even while I write this, are busy creating new and beautiful pieces.
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process." - Max Eastman