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Common Threads Fiber Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00 am4:00 pm
Interior of the exhibit at the Somerset Historical Center with vendor tables set up selling fiber arts.

Common Threads

Laurel Arts and the Somerset Historical Center are proud to present the 6th Annual Common Threads Fiber Arts Symposium. This one-day event will take place on Saturday, April 13th inside the unique museum space at the Somerset Historical Center (10649 Somerset Pike, Somerset, PA 15501).

Admission fee charged.
Food available for purchase.

Common Threads is a celebration of all things Fiber Art including basketry, weaving, tapestry, coiling, knitting, crochet, embroidery, lacemaking, rug braiding, rug hooking, macramé, textile arts, silk painting, sewing, quilting, spinning, felting, papermaking, bookbinding, and many creative combinations of those skills. This event offers an opportunity for regional fiber artists to make meaningful connections and share their skills and knowledge with each other as well as the public. Throughout the day, roughly 15 fiber artists will be set up throughout the museum, demonstrating specific techniques, providing hands-on activities to participants, and the artists will be educating visitors when selling or talking about their hand-made products.

For a $5 admission, visitors who attend Common Threads get to meander through the winding museum space to visit each fiber artist’s table/booth. Every year, guest presenters are featured as keynote speakers the day of the event. In the past, presentations have been given on a variety of very interesting fiber arts topics, techniques, fiber artists’ careers, published work, and displays including fashion shows.

*ATTENTION TEACHERS! The Pennsylvania Art Education Association offers Act 48 credits for attending the event.

The presentation this year will feature Betsy and Dan Brockett from Foggy Blossom Farm!