Winter Wrap Up and More at Mica Gallery

Handwoven Shibori Silk Scarf. Neal Howard, artist

Handwoven Shibori Silk Scarf. Neal Howard, artist

The contemporary craft cooperative Mica, in downtown Bakersville, presents its fifth annual Winter Wrap Up showcasing wearable textiles by three visiting artists through Tuesday, December 31. The popular event includes a new twist this year, with an all-day fashion event on Saturday, December 14.

“The extensive collection of wearable hand-woven, hand-dyed textiles creates an opportunity to have a unique experience involving a series of modeling events as well as refreshments,” says Mica member Pam Brewer.

Featured textiles include handwoven and hand-dyed scarves by Neal Howard; coats and jackets in new styles, colors and combinations along with a full range of woven and pieced hats by Liz Spear; and a collection of scarves woven by Deanna Lynch with handspun wool sourced from sheep on her aunt’s farm in Wisconsin.

“We’ll be at the fashion event to talk about the garments and accessories, help folks try things on, coordinate outfits and talk about the processes involved,” says Spear.

Howard, Spear and Lynch will also be present along with other Mica members for the self-guided Toe River Arts Studio Tour Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8. Refreshments will be served at Mica each day. “We have participated in the tour since our inception,” says Mica president Simona Rosasco. “It is always such a busy weekend that we schedule two gallery managers to greet our guests throughout the tour.”

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 12–5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit or call 828.688.6422. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

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