Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

COLOR GONE WILD - A weaving and fiber art exhibit

COLOR GONE WILD - A weaving and fiber art exhibit

On exhibit during the months of July and August, “Color Gone Wild!” A traveling weaving and fiber art show sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Oregon (WeGO), which features 67 colorful and beautifully woven scarves, handbags, shawls, jackets, table runners, rugs, towels, vests, framed weavings, throws and wall hangings; pieces vary in price, and start at only $35. Exhibit dates are July 6 through August 31. The exhibit represents the work of more than 700 members of WeGO, a nonprofit statewide organization of weaving, spinning and related fiber craft guilds. The juried exhibition awarded local Baker City weaver and former Crossroads Community Art Director, Cynthia Newman the Best Technical Excellence award; congratulations to Cynthia for her prestigious achievement! Corresponding with the two month exhibit, Crossroads will be hosting an assortment of weaving, knitting and spinning demonstrations, lectures and talks regarding the sheep herding industry and history of, hands on workshops, and on-site Babydoll lambs and sheep shearing! Check our website calendar for more details and dates. All events are free to the public. Oregon is home to a lively community of spinners and weavers. Spinning is the art of gathering fiber together to form yarn, which is then used by weavers to create textiles from clothing to household decorations. Once regarded as a major occupation, waving now exists as more of a hobby and avocation for those who have time, talent, and resources and a love of fiber, color, and design. Fibers can come from plants (cotton, flax and hemp), animals (silk worms, sheep, goats and alpacas) and man-made synthetics (polyester and nylon).