Space Coast Artists To Participate In Celebrating 75 Years of Weaving In Central Florida Event

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members of Space Coast Weavers and Fiber Artists

Marilyn Frew of Palm Bay, right, contributed five garments, ranging from a beautifully detailed infant dress to a colorful coat woven as a tribute to breast cancer survival. Ann Welly Revels of Titusville, left, is showing triaxial weavings and painted warp wall hangings.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Four Space Coast weavers are among the artists included in the exhibit “Threads of our Lives: Celebrating 75 years of Weaving in Central Florida” at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. The exhibit runs until October 8.

The Weavers of Orlando, a central Florida group including members from five neighboring counties, is celebrating its 75th year of promoting textile art.

The exhibit explores the history of weaving, and showcases surprising colors and textures in functional, wearable, and decorative art made by Central Florida craftspeople who bring a modern twist to this age-old tradition.

A highlight of the show is a wedding dress with fabric handwoven and tailored by Diane Click of Merritt Island.

Marilyn Frew of Palm Bay contributed five garments, ranging from a beautifully detailed infant dress to a colorful coat woven as a tribute to breast cancer survival.

Joan Furci of Titusville created a tulip tapestry and Ann Welly Revels of Titusville is showing triaxial weavings and painted warp wall hangings.

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All four are members of the Space Coast Weavers and Fiber Artists which meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon at the Merritt Island Public Library. Meeting are free and open to the public. For information call Marilyn at 321-674-9020.

The Orange County Regional History Center, located at 65 E. Central Boulevard in Orlando, is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

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