Shawnna Southerland Stitches Fabric into Bowls at Artisan Center

Southerland showing finished bowls during a demonstration; detail of a colorful bowl by Southerland; close-up of Southerland beginning to stitch a piece during her demonstration

Berea fiber artist Shawnna Southerland will machine stitch lengths of fabric into coiled fiber bowls on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Southerland comes from several generations of seamstresses who created both functional and decorative works. She is reminded of this family tradition, some of which predates the sewing machine, every time she sews on her 1950s machine.

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