Monday, 26 September 2011

Textile Festival Opens October 7th

This information is has come to my attention for the October 7th Textile Festival which will run until October 24th at the Inverness County Centre for The Arts. It will tie in very well with the Celtic Colours International Festival.

Oct. 7th the Textile Festival will open at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. This exhibit will run until Oct. 24th and is a celebration of all things fibre. The festival has become a bi-annual event and this year’s curator, Anne Morrell Robinson, has brought in fibre artist from across the Maritimes to display their work. When we think of textiles we often think of household goods or clothing. This show will make you re-think textiles and fibre art. To explain what fibre art is all you need to know is that the art is made using a fiber as the starting point. It might be thread, wool, wood fibre, or perhaps a fibre you never thought about. The art might be stitched, woven, felted, hooked, or embellished in many unusual ways. What is being done is only limited by the artist’s imagination. The artists who make these creations come from as close as Inverness and from as far away as Newfoundland. They all share a love of working with their hands to make items that lift up their spirits. The opening reception for this exhibit will be on Friday evening Oct. 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:30.
For those visitors here for Celtic Colours, it is a great opportunity to experience other art disciplines that Cape Breton is known for. The workshops are: Fabric Landscapes with Margie MacIsaac on Wednesday October 12th, Fabric Postcards with Regina Marzlin on Friday October 14th, and Rug Hooking with Yvette Muise on Saturday October 15th. For more information or to register please contact the Inverness County Centre for the Arts by calling 1-902-258-2533 or email

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