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Producing the FIBER DAY FASHION SHOW OF WEARABLE ART is my volunteer gig for the year to give to my organization, the Southern Highland Craft Guild. I begin by sending out a letter in late winter, to all of the Fiber Members, asking them to participate by making a special piece, or arranging for them to have a good selection of work in the Guild Shop located in the Folk Art Center. Four days before the show, I move a couple of garment racks, and extra hangers, and lots of pins and cards and markers, over to the Folk Art Center and I catalogue the pieces sent in early. The next two days, I spend taking in, selecting, and putting together outfits. Anne Marie (head model wrangler) comes over to help do the final organization, and assign outfits to the models. Then, I write the events many hours of commentary. Neal Howard (Liz life saver) comes over on the day of the show to help make up outfits, and model, or help backstage, or whatever needs doing. The show then begins!

This art-to-wear fashion show features the handmade creations of over 40 weavers, silk dyers, quilters, leather workers and jewelers. Each one-of-a-kind piece is wearable art at its best. Join us for the 2018 FIBER DAY FASHION SHOW OF WEARABLE ART on May 13th at The Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC - CLICK HERE for more information.

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