SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration
|Sunday, May 30, 2021, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
On Sunday May 30, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm Pam Gibson will weave on the table loom and Suzi Calhoun will demonstrate spinning.
In 1986, while teaching elementary school in Norman, OK, Pam Gibson drove to OKC and bought her first loom...shoved it into her Ford Fiesta and drove home. She had never woven a day in her life, but her retired Army Colonel father had started weaving and she decided if she was going to have any connection with him, she needed to weave. 35 years later, and many people, places, and events in between, she is still weaving...loving putting together woven panels into a garment for someone to wear.
Suzi Calhoun has been fascinated with fiber since she opened her yarn shop, Yada Yada Yarn in 2005. Thanks to the generous Silver City fiber community she learned knitting, crocheting , weaving, dyeing , spinning and now sewing and quilting. Spinning is the common denominator in all of fiber...spinning the single thread that begin a piece is a mediating process that reminds us how this all came to be. Stop by and watch how a thread is made...demos with silk and wool.
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. 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.