Desert Fiber Arts

Welcome to the REACH Museum, where this January we are thrilled to showcase the Desert Fiber Arts Guild’s (DFA) 50th Anniversary as our latest feature in the rotating gallery. Step into a world where fiber artistry comes alive, brought to you by the skilled hands of DFA members. Each creation tells a story, a unique narrative spun from threads of talent and dedication.

Delve into an exhibit that celebrates half a century of fiber artistry with the Desert Fiber Arts Guild. This exclusive showcase at the REACH Museum is more than just a display; it’s an interactive journey through the evolution of fiber arts. From the Guild’s early days to its current stature with a prestigious studio in Kennewick, the exhibit traces a rich history.

Be enchanted by an array of pieces, each meticulously crafted by DFA members, forming a tapestry of diverse styles and stories. This immersive experience goes beyond mere visual appeal. It offers interactive craft sessions and live demonstrations by DFA artisans, revealing the intricate skills and innovative techniques behind fiber arts.

Our celebration of the Desert Fiber Arts Guild’s 50th Anniversary extends beyond the exhibit with a series of and demonstrations. These events, led by DFA members, offer visitors a chance to engage with various fiber art techniques.

Here’s what we have lined up – please visit our Events calendar for time and more details:

January 27: Experience the magic of bandweaving and other handcrafts. Watch as skilled artisans demonstrate their prowess in creating intricate bands and other handcrafted items.

February 10: Explore the world of rigid heddle and portable looms. This day shines a light on the versatility and creativity of weaving.

February 24: Be enthralled by basketeers and basket weavers. Witness the artistry and skill involved in crafting both functional and artistic baskets.

March 9: Engage with Knitters & Crocheters. Learn from members as they showcase their expertise in these timeless crafts, knitting and crocheting.

Join us this January for a celebration of heritage, creativity, and craftsmanship. Witness the fusion of beauty, skill, and innovation as the REACH Museum honors the Desert Fiber Arts Guild’s remarkable 50-year legacy in our rotating gallery. Embrace the opportunity to engage with the art and artists, immersing yourself in the captivating world of fiber arts.

Dorothy Mucha Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Artist Niel Kierulff Weaving on a Draw Loom