take a stroll down to the Shuffleboard Court this evening there is a Reception for Fiber Artists, starts 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. What exactly is that. Well used to be your grandma quilting but that has gone by the wayside when the Quilts of Gee’s Bend came to National attention with their bold graphics.This show now aptly titled ” Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” Most of us are familiar with our grandmothers doily with pointed petals under cake trays. Well wait, till you see the black creation as you take a right into the gallery. Pretty impressive. It is a juried exhibition which includes members from the Armory as well as the Lake Worth Art League plus 36 more Florida artists. This includes wall works, sculpture, basket/vessel, and wearables.
As you enter from Lucerne you will notice what Yarn bombing is, seen in this photo above, our Palms wrapped in crochet. Fits this quirky town. This is not new. Glad to see it here in Lake Worthy. yep The Knit Knot Tree. Yarn bombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crochetedyarn or fibre ..more on this here in Wikipedia It was about personalizing sterile or cold public places. LOL that could well be the Armory Annex as it stood vacant most of the time. The ladies have been working hard putting this show together from Boca, Mary Catello Pres. of South Florida Basket and Fiber org. and from West Palm Beach Cindy Bartosek V.P. were on hand when i came to see what was up. This guild was founded in 20123 and found a voice and it helps legitimized this type of art form. Think Coco Chanel or other costume designers all highly collectible in the vintage market. Don’t get rid of your grandmas doily, dye it black.!
Editors note: This guild is offering some workshops at this site as part of the show. Check them out when you attend. Highly recommend this exhibition. then read a bit more about what Yarn Bombing is. It’s gone mainstream. lol http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/fashion/london-kaye-yarn-crochet-artist-starbucks-gap-valentino.html?_r=0