Area fiber artists invited to exhibit in Delano

The Friends of the Delano Public Library will offer its third annual fiber arts exhibit at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from Jan. 6 through Jan. 30.

In addition this year, local fiber artists will host an open house evening clinic from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7. Visitors can watch local artists at work and learn new techniques. Bring along a project and ask the experts for advice and help.

Community members are encouraged to submit two pieces of their work to be displayed at the exhibit. Interested artists can bring their work to the library, but no later than Jan. 4. A short form at the check-out desk should be completed for each entry. The information will be used to create labels and an exhibit catalog for the event.

Fiber arts include any work that involves sewing, knitting, embroidery, rug hooking, felting, crocheting, weaving, cross-stitch, macramé, lace making, flocking, beadwork, tatting, hardanger or collage art using fabrics. It does not include quilting, because the library will have an exhibit exclusively for quilts in February. To find out whether a work fits into the fiber arts category, call the library during open hours at 763-972-3467.

The Delano Public Library is open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 1-8 p.m., Friday from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information can be found online at www.griver.org or by calling the library.

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