Laurel Arts and Somerset Historical Center are proud to present the 6th Annual Common
Threads Fiber Arts Symposium. This one-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 inside the unique museum space at the Somerset Historical Center.


Common Threads is a celebration of all things Fiber Art, including basketry, weaving, tapestry,
coiling, knitting, crochet, embroidery, lacemaking, rug braiding, rug hooking, macramé, textile
arts, silk painting, sewing, quilting, spinning, felting, papermaking, bookbinding, and many
creative combinations of those skills. This event offers an opportunity for regional fiber artists to
make meaningful connections and share their skills and knowledge with each other as well as
the public. Throughout the day, fiber artists will be set up throughout the museum,
demonstrating specific techniques, providing hands-on activities to participants, and the artists
will educate visitors when selling or talking about their hand-made products.


The $5 admission price to Common Threads includes the opportunity to explore the Somerset
County Historical Museum. The keynote speakers are Betsy and Dan Brockett from Foggy
Blossom Farm. Foggy Blossom is home to a wide variety of perennial plants, most notably a
vast collection of willow for basketry & craft.


PAEA will offer Act 48 credits to teachers. PAEA will provide a QR code to print out for teachers
to scan to receive surveys and Act 48 credits.


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