Outside the entrance, the stage was set. The dark evening was lit by the blazing of two forges and the sounds of steel being hammered.
Inside I met Jim Sloane who was having a ball helping crafty hands to make assemblages of small wooden bits. An example on the wall showcased what he calls his art, "City Scapes & Art Wierdness".
Gotta love it!
I helped with this giant wine bottle cork glue-by- number project. Grab a glue gun, The corks are numbered and so are the squares on the "canvas". We were creating a likeness of the Santa Cruz Lighthouse.
In one room, people were hammering texture into these aluminum fish, which were then added to a large wire framework which spanned several stories in the center of the museum's winding staircase, creating a giant school of swirling fish.
Simultaneously, a host of women with crochet hooks and knitting needles were "yarn bombing" the stairwell's railing. The ringleader was Debby from a local yarn shop, The Swift Stitch.
The fiber arts were well represented with Rebecca Hiatt weaving on a triangle loom.
Bill working on a twined rag rug.
Members of a local Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop, The Fabrica, were on hand with embroidery, sewing and a giant looper loom. The loops were cut from old sweaters.