Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Officially Launches “Hearts On Fiber”
Davidson’s newly opened and creative hangout for fiber arts, Hearts on Fiber, will mark its official Grand Opening on July 20, 2019, at 10:30 am, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by several events to commemorate the occasion. Owner and Founder, Kim Clark, has organized a day of incredible activities, including trunk shows from Native Fibers (indie dyer), Jewelry by Susan, Project Bags made
by Buttonjar Studios, a weaving demo, and a basket crochet class. Visit the Hearts On Fiber website for an official schedule.
Kim, who describes herself as someone who is inspired by the new and the different, wanted to create something unique in the community after the local Needlecraft Center in Davidson closed last year. “I’m passionate about inspiring others. I think that we all have a bit of an artist in us. We just need to have someone help us see it. There is nothing better in this world to me than helping people finish a craft or
project and being so proud of themselves. It’s the best feeling!”
Her vision came to life in the form of an eclectic space that could easily double as a trendy, NYC art gallery. A bright and hopeful mural, created by her daughter, Lily, greets you as you enter the front door, and as you move further into the space, you’re met with small sections filled with quaint, comfy couches and chairs against a backdrop of gray, industrial-like, concrete floors and walls. The contrast works and is perfect for various pieces of yarn art, elegantly hung throughout the shop. White cubbies filled with indie-dyed yarns, accessories, and tools add color and warmth to the space. The seating sections are perfectly situated for casual group knitting, lively
discussion, and group instruction.
Kim has created an oasis for local fiber artists to gather, learn new techniques, and be inspired. Locals can even showcase their fiber art, or shop for indie, hand-dyed yarn, and unique tools. Kim will use Hearts On Fiber’s brick & mortar store, along with its online website and social media communities to provide fiber crafters and artists a place to find the newest and most unique items of the trade. Kim’s long-term goals are to teach creatives new skills in the fiber arts that will empower them to be in control of their wellness and/or financial independence…whichever they’re looking for. She’d like Hearts On Fiber to help creatives in the area to gain the confidence to find what they love and to create a living from it, if they choose to.
Hearts On Fiber provides fiber crafts and art supplies, classes, and a platform for independent artists to sell their creations.
Hearts On Fiber believes that creating is part of life. Sometimes one needs a safe place to learn and grow. We think that creating jobs for local artists, offering community space, and inspiring people to create is needed in our local community. We want to provide classes, workshops, and a platform to support creative people.