Several of the models lined up in their fiber arts garments at the close of the fashion show. From left are Marty Raymond, Chris Wilson, Areona Cook, Joan Ruprecht, Vicki Granros, Amy Beaudoin, Lisa Tetzlaff and Monica Loeffler. (Photo by Bruce Strand)
A new feature at this year’s ArtSoup festival on June 18 in Elk River was a Fiber Arts Fashion Show, featuring current fashions created by local artists, along with timeless wearable art from members’ collections, and handcrafted wearables from around theworld borrowed from the closet of the late Isabelle Stander. Sylvia Dudycha of the Arts Alliance organized the show. Arts Alliance volunteers and local business women modeled. Pictured below are some of the items. MC’s were Denny Chuba and Bob Bowersox.
Susan Larson wearing a hand-felted hat made be her sister Marilyn Van Patten of Elk River, and carrying a hand-felted bag by Sandy Landrus of Zimmerman.
Jean Orr wearing a wool "Fan Jacket" and crocheted hat, both by Sylvia Dudycha of Elk River.
Lisa Tetzlaff wears a hand-woven vest by Winnie Johnson of Elk River.
Joan Rupprecht wears a "Crow Dress" by Nancy Cekalla.
Areona Cook models a hand-knit jacket by Felicia Radulescu of Washington, D.C.
Sisters Monica and Abby Loeffler model knit caps and vests by Sylvia Dudycha.
Hand-painted silk tops are worn by Marty Raymond at left (by Denny D'Aoust) and Amy Beaudoin at right (by Denise Valtier). Both artists are from Annapolis, MD.