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SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration

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Saturday, May 22, 2021, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
     

Pat Bouchard will demonstrate Sashiko embroidery and Susan Porter will show how to dress a table loom.

Pat Bouchard was born into a family of fiber artists. Her first memory of a knitting lesson was during a "vacation" at Nana's house one summer when she was five. Pat was captivated by the process, and the experience began her lifelong relationship with fiber. Other forays into fiber have expanded into embroidery, sewing, and paper. She continues to explore other cultures for inspiration.

After graduating from college Susan Porter studied photography and design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., but fiber has always been her first love. She is passionate about color and often dyes her own yarns.

The result is a unique blend of colors that can't be repeated, making my hand-dyed pieces one of a kind. She especially loves that fiber allows us to create functional art: beauty that can be used and worn as well as admired.

The exhibit would not have been possible without the community-minded owners of the building, Marsha Sue Lustig and John Eder who have generously donated the space at 200 W. Market Street. Lustig and Eder reached out to Silver City MainStreet to see how the space could be used. A Pop-up gallery space was suggested and now the former retail space is being used to benefit the community. 

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person contact, however, this is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the creativity that is still thriving in Silver City and support our local fiber artists. The exhibit can be viewed through the expansive windows.


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