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Niche Knits: The Interlooped History of Hosiery Textiles and Fashion features hosiery mills from Gaston county, exploration of different natural and synthetic fibers, fashion trends of stockings through time, and much more. The Gaston County Museum exhibit will include multiple interactive components including a circular knitting station, touch station, and a life-size paper doll closet. “You aren’t going to want to miss this,” Alicyn Wiedrich, Gaston County Museum’s curator said. “The exhibit delves into the history of textiles, while at the same time explores fashion and creativity.” 

One artist will be featured for the duration of the exhibit. Dr. Portia York is a crochet artist, professor, and motivational speaker. Her work ties directly to our themes throughout and pushes the artistry and textiles to a whole new level! “Her work inspired me when I first saw it,” Wiedrich explained. “It’s innovative, different, and expressive.” 

Niche Knits opens to the public on Saturday, September 9, 2023. A public opening will be held on Saturday, September 9 from from 1pm-3pm. Announcements will begin at 1:30pm.

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Crochet Fiber Art and Education

Insatiable Fibers Art Exhibit

With a Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques, Dr. York not only enjoys teaching fibers techniques, but enjoys creating and exhibitng interesting and thought-provking fiber art.  You can check out her latest exhibit at Jeanne Rauche Gallery at Gaston College

Jan 9 - Feb 10, 2023.

Create to Educate!

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See more crochet fiber art by visiting the Portia Marie York-Fiber Artist website

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Insatiable Fibers Crochet Kits

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Order your Insatiable Fibers Crochet Kits to enjoy with your family, friends or group. Have fun and learn to crochet a stick pin, cup cozy or seasonal ornament. The kit includes: yarn, crochet hook, written instructions, embellishments.

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Insatiable Fibers Crochet Kits

  • heart ornament

  • stick pin

  • cup cozy

  • star ornament

  • seasonal ornament (Christmas tree, Santa hat, spring flower)

$10 per kit

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