Fiber embraces a wide range of skills, including knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving, spinning, embroidery, needlepoint and quilting. At CREATE, it also embraces three distinct creative missions.

It’s a source for handy, practical, utilitarian production: socks that can be worn, quilts that keep us warm.

It is also an art, its creators capable of the same provocative, visionary endeavors with color and design as painters, sculptors or printmakers– from wall hangings to felted vases and beyond, the aesthetic endeavors in fiber belong in the art world.

It is a practice promoting community, collaboration, interaction and shared labor, harkening back to the quilting bee, and thus a means to explore a wide range of social issues and concerns, blessed by the benefits of artistic camaraderie.

Common Threads

This untutored gathering invites participants to bring their fiber projects, such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving and the like, and work on them at the same time as a way to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and exchange everything from ideas, suggestions and commentary to tips about materials, tools and resources.

You can simply relish the conviviality of fellow workers, or maybe get helpful hints or even unexpected inspiration. CREATE Members are invited to attend for free. We ask nonmembers make a  $5 donation.

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the CREATE Center.

CREATE for a Cause

CREATE Center, in partnership with Eisenhower Medical Center, offers this opportunity for participants to make and donate hand-crafted items to patients. Hand-knit or crocheted chemotherapy caps, lap robes, baby hats, booties and blankets will all go to Eisenhower via their Volunteer Services office. The act of providing something homemade brings joy to the donor and warmth and comfort to the recipient–everybody gets a gift, in other words. Guidelines, including yarn suggestions, will be provided. Free and open to members and non-members alike.


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