Spinning Yarns


Spinning Yarns

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ACCI Gallery is proud to present Spinning Yarns:  a show about narrative and storytelling through the gossamer threads of fiber arts. 

There’s a tragic story from Ovid’s metamorphosis about two sisters. One, rendered unable to speak, weaves a garment for her sister in which she depicts her tragic tale. The perpetrator takes the garment to the other sister unaware that this is not just a piece of clothing but a message containing a story. Evil doings are discovered and justice is delivered.


  • Arachne in competition with Athena—a goddess noted for her craft
  • Penelope in the Odyssey using the weaving of a shroud to fend off suitors 
  • Irish fisherman’s sweaters are knit with a distinctive family pattern, not only to keep the fisherman safe but also to identify bodies in case of shipwreck
  • Madame La Farge in A Tale of Two Cities knitting the names of the “hit list” for the French revolution

We invite you to enjoy this unique exhibition of fiber art: 23 pieces which are not only visually beautiful and technically sound, but carry on the tradition of narratives that are poignant and powerful.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 7th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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