Hand made designer yarns will be on show at the the Fibre Art Summer Exhibition.
Hand made designer yarns will be on show at the the Fibre Art Summer Exhibition. Coffs Coast Advocate

Hand-made always good for a yarn

FIBRE art will take centre stage from today when the Fibre Art Summer Exhibition and sale opens at the Botanic Garden Showroom.

Coffs Harbour's spinners, weavers and fibre workers will put their finest work on show in the exhibition, which is open daily from 9.30am, January 13, until 3pm, January 20.

Hand-made, whether spun, woven, knitted, crocheted, sewn or assembled is the theme of this exhibition.

Vibrant colours, contemporary feltwork and interesting knits are a feature as are unusual bags; silk nuno felt garments and accessories like belts, gloves, felted jewellery and flowers.

Hand spun designer yarns, hand-dyed merino wool tops and novelty and traditional felting supplies are for sale.

There will be craft demonstrations like spinning, weaving, knitting or felting running every day.

Visitors will find scarves, wraps, shrugs, hats, beanies and accessories as well as everything from baby booties to tea cosies and from felt balls to slippers for gifts and souvenirs for all ages.

Moonee-based spinner and felting artist Kerry Heinzel said she would have some of her popular felt hats of her own design at the show.

There is free entry to the exhibition, which has been organised by the Coffs Harbour Spinners and Weavers Group.

This fibre and textile enthusiasts group meets every Wednesday at the Showground Art Gallery from 9am to noon and welcomes any interested people.

Further information Marlene Doherty ph 66509480 or Dorothea Kretzschmar ph 6651 2216.



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