First Annual Needle Arts Exhibit

5/7/17 to 5/21/17

First Annual Needle Arts Exhibit

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fort Hunter Mansion

View the handiwork of local needle art designers and others exhibited in the rooms of Fort Hunter Mansion.  The exhibit will be open during museum hours, regular museum admission will be charged.

Brenda E. Kocher Designs Canvas Embroidery

Brenda E. Kocher designs are elegant, original, canvaswork embroidery designs, which showcase a wide variety of textured stitches and utilize only the finest of Italian silk and specialty threads




Christine Manges Rug Braiding

Christine uses a combination of new and recycled wool and wool blends. Some of her works are featured in the book Combining Rug Hooking and Braiding, by Kris McDermot, Christine Manges, and Dianne Tobias. (The Braiding Post)




Victorian Hair work by Lucy Cadwallader

Lucy, a Civil War reenactor, specializes in the history of Victorian Hair Art and Jewelry. Selections are of her own creation, and from her personal collection. Hair art dates back hundreds of years before the Victorian Era



Loose Noodles Rug Hooking group

Diann Carricato, Barbara Hanes, Carolyn Kerr, Carol Kratosky, Carolyn Lauver, Linda Malarney, & Susanne Robinson.  Hand-hooked rugs in primitive to fine cut styles. Rugs are made by pulling loops of wool fabric through a stiff woven base such as linen or monks cloth.






Donna and Debbie Lohman Quilting

Mother and daughter quilters use traditional patterns, in addition to creating original designs inspired by family and personal experiences. (IQA, AQS, MQG, & Letort Quilters of Carlisle)