By Chris Marchand
Some of the most impressive examples of creative needlework in the nation will call Dryden District Museum home until April 14.
The travelling juried exhibition features a varied collection of pieces sure to interest anyone involved in crafts or visual arts.
From meticulously rendered three-dimensional scenes resembling painted work to traditional stitching and mixed media pieces, the exhibition is an eye opening display of what is possible with a needle and thread.
Dryden District Museum’s Leah Gardner says the exhibit is a must see for members of the local arts community, or even anyone who can appreciate the complexity of a knitted scarf.
“I think it’s important that people come in and see it,” says Gardner. “It’s a beautiful exhibit that travels nationally. I think there will be something that everyone will like.”
Threadworks is a special project of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers, representing approximately 20 guilds and close to 1,000 members across the province.
“They put a call out — right across the country — and members of different needleworking networks submit their works. There are many different categories and the works are juried and a show is put together.”