For 15 years, “Fiber Arts: Threads Through Time” has been a focal event for the Key Peninsula Farm Tour. This free, family-friendly event returns to the Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC), located at 4312 Key Pen Hwy SW in Longbranch, on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The farm tour takes place across the Key Pen on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3.
The fiber-arts festival features approximately two dozen artists demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their work. Only items made by the artists themselves are available for sale. Inside the LIC historic clubhouse, exhibitors and vendor displays will include a range of artists who utilize both traditional and modern techniques that show the utilitarian and artistic uses of fiber in the creation of quilts, hand-woven baskets, jewelry, wall hangings, dolls, hand-tooled leather craft, embroidery and wearable art made from silk, wool and alpaca fibers.
Outside on the LIC grounds, there will be live music throughout the day, as well as a variety of art and craft booths and a display of antique tractors.
The 2021 featured artist is Nancy Chong, who teaches appliqué, Hawaiian quilting and two-fabric appliqué design.
A shuttle will be available between LIC, the participating farms and other featured tour locations, which include Volunteer Park for an apple squeeze event and Grand Farms Haunted Forest.