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Fiber Show Opens at Mena Art Gallery

By Barbara M. Tobias

On Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for the 2013 Fiber Show. Displays will include anything made from fiber of any sort: knitted items, hand woven fabrics, quilts, needle work of all sorts.

Remember the beautiful embroidered things your grandmother made? Embroidery has been used for years to decorate linens, collars, and whatever else could use a bit of color. And that is just the beginning of what can be done with a needle and some embroidery floss. At 1:00 pm on Friday, August 9, Kim Hughes, from the University of Arkansas Extension Office, will spend about an hour demonstrating embroidery. She’ll be around until about 3:00 pm in case you have questions or want to talk more about how to keep embroidery from becoming a lost art.

The exhibit will be on display for the month of August, and there will be other demonstrations of fiber art each Friday. To make sure you know the latest details, check our website at

All of us at the gallery would like to say a special thank you to Bridget Sigler who has done a great job of pulling together all the talented fiber artists to bring you this show.

The attached photo is of Bridget Sigler and some examples of fiber art.

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