The Summer of Fiber Fun!
Join us this summer for all things fiber!
We will kick off in July, by hosting Stop In & Stitch Thursdays and a Speak & Sew Open Mic Night, where participants are invited to bring their current knit, crochet, or sewing project to work on in the gallery!
Throughout the summer we will offer an array of classes, events, workshops, and art demonstrations that focus on fiber and textile arts taught by professional artists! During the month of August we will debut our G2 Gallery with a sprawling fiber art exhibition titled InterWoven.
The Summer Fiber Fun 2019 Calendar:
All events will be held at BSB Gallery unless otherwise specified.
Stop In & Stitch Thursdays! - Thursdays in July & August, 12-4pm
Participants are encouraged to bring their current knit, crochet or sewing project to work on in the gallery or under a tent at the Capital City Farmer's Market (11am-2pm) with fellow fiber enthusiasts!
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Visible Mending: The Japanese Art of Functional Embroidery -
Thursday, August 15th, 11:30-1:30pm
Instead of throwing away a beloved shirt or a well-worn hand towel, learn how to decoratively fix a hole or a rip by patching it. Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches (or functional embroidery) to mend clothing and fabric. All levels welcome - previous sewing experience not required. Participants should bring an item of clothing or cloth that has a rip or hole in it that needs repair. All other basic materials are included.
Speak & Sew Open Mic - Friday, July 19th, 6:00-8:30pm.
A classic poetry open mic with a twist! Bring your knit, crochet, or sewing project and work while listening to local poets and performs! Don’t have a project to work on? Create a complementary square to add to our public yarn bombing in Mill Hill Park.
All Ages Welcome!
InterWoven Exhibition - - Opening Reception, Friday, August, 2nd, 4-8pm.
From knit and crochet, embroidery and stitch work, and everything in between, BSB Gallery is unveiling of the G2 Gallery space with the InterWoven Exhibition. An exhibition dedicated to fiber arts in all forms and textures! On display from August 2nd - September 21st.
Curated by Christy O’Connor and Aine Mickey.
Embroidery Workshop With Qaysean Williams - Day TBD
Japanese Bookbinding Workshop - Saturday, August 24th, 2-3pm.
Learn how to create your own notebooks with traditional Japanese binding techniques. Taught by August exhibiting artist Julie Harris.
Fiber Arts Festival - October 5th, 11-5pm
Join us for The Fiber Arts Festival!
Come out to lend a hand for a public fiber bombing in Mill Hill Park with live music, food and craft vendors on Saturday, October 5th, from 11-5pm! (Rain date Sunday, October. 6th 11-5pm)
Using the squares, patches and other fiber works created during our summer fiber programming and fiber bombing open call, participants can sew and stitch their work around trees to create a vibrant fiber pop up installation in Mill Hill park. Individual artists and groups can register in advance to reserve a tree for a solo or collaborative fiber installation.