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Celebrate Fiber Arts

July 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association will Celebrate Fiber Arts and Fiber Artists with a whole day of open studios and demonstrations by more than a dozen artists. You’ll see the fiber arts community weaving, sewing, pattern-making, felt making and many more fiber-related tasks. Join us from between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm to join in the Fiber Fun!

Join the artists for demonstrations:

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Elizabeth Davidson, Sashiko embroidery; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM Cheryl Roesel,  wet felting; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

11:00 AM–12:30  PM Merle Thompson, knitting; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tamara Embrey; Fiberworks (Studio 14)

12:00 PM–1:30 PM Laura Savage, needle felting; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Samantha LaVassor; paint and fabric collage; Studio 24

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Lois Benson, sock making; Studio 13

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Lisa Schumaier, papier mache; Studio 17

1:30 PM–3:00 PM   Elise Miller, spinning; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Virginia Irby-Maxwell; Fiberworks (Studio 14)

3:00 PM–4:30 PM Grace Mahanes, wet felting; Potomac Fiber (Gallery 29)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Erika Cleveland, flip dolls and needle felting

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Heasoon A. Rhee; Fiberworks (Studio 14)

4:00 PM – 7:30 PM Anna Yakubovskaya, silk painting; Studio 302

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Annemarie Feld; Fiberworks (Studio 14)

Hands-on activities

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Erika Cleveland, DIY needle felting; 3rd floor landing

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Make-your-own embroidery; 3rd floor landing

Exhibition Reception

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Marine Weiss, Textile and light frame with Jennifer Brewer Stone; TAG (Gallery 311)

And other discounts, specials and fun!


July 13, 2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.