Fibre Arts Coral Structure
Jody, coordinator of the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival has asked me to put the word out about their event happening Oct 16 – 18, 2015 in Espanola, Ontario Canada.
A community fibre art project is underway in Espanola, Ontario. A collaborative project between the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival & the Espanola Public Library will support the creation of a massive fibre coral reef. Fibre artists from near and far will be contributing sea creatures & coral structures all created from fibre – yarn, fabric, wood & paper. The results of weeks of creation will culminate in a massive fibre art installation of a coral reef during this year’s 4th annual Espanola Fibre Arts Festival in October.
The idea for the fibre art reef stems from an internationally recognized project created by two sisters Christine & Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring. The Wertheim sisters began their project in 2005 and now it has become known as one of the largest community
engagement art projects in the world.
The Espanola Fibre Arts Festival will be accepting donations of yarn, fabric, knitting needles, crochet hooks and other fibre arts related materials to be share within the collective. There will also be an international call for submissions of fibre art sea creatures and coral structures linking the local fibre art community to the global creative community.
If you are interested in participating in this community art project please visit the Espanola Fibre Arts Facebook page for updates and photos. If you would like more information or to donate items please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crochet Crowd will not be at this event.