Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kentuck's a la cARTe, March 2011

On March 19th a small team of fiber guild members, including me, spent a gorgeous spring afternoon at Kentuck's annex. It was much more enjoyable this year, since the a la cARTe event with West Alabama Fiber Guild was scheduled for spring and not for summer, as it was last year, and took place inside the annex where our exhibit was still running. We were demonstrating spinning on spinning wheels and drop spindles and teaching a couple of enthusiastic visitors to spin.
In March Tuscaloosa city celebrates the Sakura Festival and Japanese culture, since it has a sister city in Japan. That's why the Japanese theme was chosen for the a la cARTe. Especially for the event I designed the sakura display, and several of our members contributed their handcrafted cherry blossoms making our fiber tree bloom. Temari balls were also adorning trees, both live and iron kinds, in the courtyard.

Come in! The doors are open.

Man-made and natural trees bearing new kind of fruit - fiber fruit.
Fiber sakura blooming with blossoms in crochet, tatting, and ribbon work.

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