Now through Dec. 15, the Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery is hosting an exhibit by The Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild. This local organization is dedicated to the study, creation, and promotion of all aspects of fiber arts with an emphasis on weaving. Members enjoy a variety of techniques from spinning, dyeing, and weaving, to sewing and quilting, knitting, crochet and felting, paper crafts collage, and beading. Works demonstrating a variety of these techniques are on display.
The Seaview Weavers Guild was established in 1953 and with the growth of membership over the years, interests have expanded. In 2011 the name was changed to Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild to reflect this growth. Members meet in the mornings on the second Tuesday of each month, September-May. At meetings, members delve into new experiences with fibers through guest speakers, demonstrators, and/or by using the expertise of Guild members.
The Gallery is presented to community members by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. The Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts build exhibit is located in the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case, next to the Gallery, in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., downtown Edmonds. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation gives more than $80,000 annually for art scholarships, educational grants to schools, and community grants to area non-profits; additionally it has given more than $1 million for public art installations and special projects throughout Edmonds. All profit from the annual Edmonds Arts Festival in June goes toward funding of the Foundation’s programs. Learn more at www.eaffoundation.org