I just got back from the Garner Arts Festival in Garnerville, NY and my feet are still wet, as they may be for the next few days, but it was a lot of fun. I went to see the community tapestry that Sara Divi put together. I had contributed 6 pieces for it and loved seeing the final product especially how everyone’s pieces blended together in a sea of red, orange, and yellow. With all the contributions she got it was huge!
Sara was also showing her amazing installation We Should Have Just Let Go which is a huge knit maze made from the yarn of unraveled old sweaters. Watching dancers flow through it was very cool. My son loved running around in it and that we could see each other through it since it was knit on such large needles. Her maze was at the center of a room filled with textile goodness including the largest knitting needles I think I will ever see. My father said they were 115’s!!! It looked like scarves or sweater arms were the single strands of yarn used with them.
With all the artists showing, I kept being drawn back to a sculpture that could be seen between a few of the buildings next to the flowing water. The waterfall background added drama to the striking piece.
Since everything was so huge, when a storm came through, it too was huge. Buckets of rain dropped down from the sky while I was waiting for my food at a food truck with a LONG wait. I got soaked. It may still be a while before I dry off.
Even with squishy wet socks and sneakers and jeans heavy with water stuck to my legs, it was a fun Sunday.