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‘A Decade in Fiber’ exhibition

‘Triggerfish’ yardage by Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro. ‘Triggerfish’ yardage by Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro.

Haywood Community College in Clyde recently wrapped up an exhibition to celebrate graduates in the Professional Crafts Fiber program from the last decade. 

Originally envisioned as an in-person show, “A Decade in Fiber” quickly transitioned into a digital format in response to the pandemic. Celebrating graduates from 2009 through 2019, the show brought together the work spanning most of instructor Amy Putansu’s time at the college.

In an article Putansu wrote for “Textile Society of America,” she describes the technical breadth of the work. “Most notable is the range of textile techniques, as well as the mix of functional fabrics, wall art pieces and structural installation,” she explains. “Objects in this show combine handwovens with resist-dyeing, stitching, quilting, and garment construction. The students never cease to amaze me in their depth, their integrity, and devotion to the craft.”

To view the digital catalog of the work, visit

HCC’s Professional Crafts programs offer an innovative, affordable, groundbreaking craft education. Through a unique blend of studio experience, classroom education and hands-on business experience, students can achieve the skills necessary to become viable independent studio artists or to become valuable, skilled employees in the expanding craft industry.

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