To push the limits of fiber as an art material by hosting free fiber art workshops for all ages.
Founded in 2013 as a way to help revitalize Livernois Avenue the city’s “Avenue of Fashion,” Detroit Fiber Works shows and sells handmade artworks by Detroit artists across mediums, with an emphasis on fiber. In addition, Detroit Fiber Works offers community “Fiber Art Parties,” or workshops teaching fiber art techniques in a no-pressure environment. The space seeks to expand awareness of fiber as an art medium, beyond traditional quilting and needlework to include wet felting, nuno felting, fiber sculpture, papermaking and eco-dyeing. With challenge funding, the center will host a series of interactive community workshops for children, teens and adults that culminate in an outdoor fiber art exhibit on Livernois.