Fiber Artisans Fair serves up lessons in knitting, weaving and all things fabric

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A local museum brought together lovers of all things fabric for a learning festival.

The Campus Martius Museum hosted its first Fiber Artisans Fair Saturday. Visitors could learn about knitting, quilting, tatting, spinning and more.

Organizers say these skills are timeless and a big part of our history.

"People don't know a lot about some of of them like tatting, hair wreathes, things like that," program director Glenna Hoff said, "so we put together a whole lot of fiber artisans who are experts in these areas, everything their own wool, dying their own wool, and then turning them into beautiful things like rugs."

"I hope they take away an appreciation for how hard people worked and not take for granted," spinning enthusiast Joan Coffey, "and maybe a few of them will actually get interested in the fiber arts."

Hoff said the museum plans to bring the event back next year as an annual event and try to grow it in southeast Ohio.