New festival celebrates tradition of fiber-working

MARQUETTE– The art behind working with cloth might be one that many people overlook, so one local organization is trying to bring to light the craftsmanship of using fiber.

The first Lake Superior Fiber Festival is being held this Saturday at the Marquette Regional History Center from ten in the morning through four in the afternoon. Weavers, quilters, knitters and cross–stitches will be displaying their work and offering information on how you could join local guilds. Some of these local artists will also host presentations on their craft and offer techniques.

“I’d like them to really know that they’re are a lot of really talented people in this area that are really carrying on some of these heritage arts and maybe they’re not aware of it,” said John M. Longyear Research Liberian Rose Mary Michelian, “so this will be an opportunity for them what is really in our area and how talented everyone is and give them a chance to participate.”

You do need to purchase a ticket to attendee. Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $3.00 for students, and $2.00 for children 12 and under.