I think I’ve always been a “crafty” person, but to me, “art” meant drawing and painting, which I’m not great at. When I was a teenager I used to sell macrame friendship bracelets at school for $5 each. As I got older I got into fiber arts, and expanded my skills to sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, and embroidery. Pre-made cross stitch patterns and embroidery kits were a great place to start, but I immediately could not stick to the patterns and started modifying them to how I liked instead. Making my own patterns gave me a new way to create and combine mediums. It takes a lot of patience; I’ve “frogged” (removed) countless stitches after realizing a mistake. I like the idea of taking an art form that gets mistaken for “old fashioned”, and making it modern and fun.
Check out some videos and photos from previous year's shows!
Artists can decide the price of their work and the percentage they would like to donate.
***We ask that artists contribute a minimum of 10% or $5 from selling their pieces to Focus on Ferals and the Elmore SPCA.***