Fiber artist’s work exhibited at Art Works

On Saturday, March 12, textile artist Beth Leydon will demonstrate the magic of “nuno” felting, using recycled silk and wool fibers to create beautiful scarves and lightweight fabrics.

Beth said: “Since childhood I have been a maker and creator. Guided by my mother, I learned a range of “old fashioned” fiber crafts. In school, I took all the art classes I could fit into my schedule. In 2011, I was exposed to a simple felting technique and dove headlong into this ancient and ever-evolving textile art form. I make unique pieces using wet felting and ‘nuno’ processes. Wool, yarn, silk and other fibers are transformed into functional and wearable art. Scarves, hats, slippers, vests, handbags and decorative containers are some of the items I create. I like to experiment and hand dye and hunt thrift stores for clothes to reuse. Locally sourced materials are used whenever possible.

Beth offers classes and workshops in her home studio as well as community creative spaces. It will be on display at the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.



Art Works Gallery Co-op exhibits a collection of high quality artwork by local artists including furniture, paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, glass and of mixed media, and is an award-winning artists’ cooperative, voted best art gallery by readers of The Union for the past six years. The gallery is currently open seven days a week. Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are following CDC guidelines to keep our staff and customers safe. If you prefer to shop online, you can find us at http://www.artworksgalleryco-op.com/

Source: Artwork Gallery



Beth Leydon takes advantage of her creative side.
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Autumn Colors in a Beautiful Envelope by Beth Leydon.
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A wintry colored scarf made by Beth Leydon.
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Christopher S. Washington