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Jul 17 2017

Fibre Arts A-Z

Posted 71 days ago

 

Let the alphabet be your guide to explore the fibre arts!  From Angora and Alpaca, blankets and cat hair, to yarn and-wait for it-zombies!- the Langley Weavers' & Spinners' Guild has used their craft to explore all of the letters of the alphabet in their newest exhibit, Fibre Arts A-Z. 

Whether animal, plant, mineral or synthetic, fibre has been a fundamental part of daily human activity for thousands of years.  With the prolific availability of cheap clothing today, fibre is easy to take for granted.  The Langley Weavers' & Spinners' Guild will explore various elements of fibre arts including spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting and knitting.  This tactile exhibit is full of fibrous texture and will entice and inspire people to discover their own passion for fibre arts.  The exhibit also shines a spotlight on the increasing awareness about the environmental harm and abuse of workers present in the textile industry, which demands constant change. 

The artists of the Weavers' & Spinners' Guild will also be leading demonstrations as they work on their 100 km Coat - a coat made entirely of resources and talent available within our region.  Visit Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00pm to watch and ask questions. 

The exhibit is open until October 25, 2017.  For more information, please contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604.532.3536 or curator@tol.ca.

For more information

contact the museum at 604.532.3536 or curator@tol.ca.