Everyone relates to thread. Thread in some form is present in everyday objects whether knitted socks, woven tablecloth or quilted bed covers, their familiarity and functionality give us comfort. Familiarity and comfort do not make them ordinary, quite the contrary. Each handmade object has invested in it the qualities that define them as works of art; skill, design and discipline.
 
As we pull the knitted cap around our ears, dry our hands on embroidered towels, slip on a dress, brush crumbs from the tablecloth, usefulness overshadows art and a maker is taken for granted.  It is the purpose of The Festival of Thread exhibition to display these objects and to see the everyday as a little less ordinary.  
 

                                                                                                             Colleen Story  
                                                                                                             Founder of The Festival of the Thread
Photo by Deborei Motto copyright 2017.  Follow her on Pinterest.