Sun, July 21

Clarkdale showcases Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners exhibit

If you happen by the Clark Memorial Library in Clarkdale - you might be surprised by what you see! The library has been "yarn bombed."

Yarn bombs - or temporary yarn installations - typically are done under the cover of darkness, but last week, a few of the members of Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild braved the daylight and (with permission), 'bombed' the library.

The purpose of this "bombing" is to bring awareness to the latest installation at the Library as part of "Art in Public Places." Members of the Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild are exhibiting their work through Feb. 28, both inside and out, during regular library hours to celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

Library hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday; closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The collection of their fiber arts include Fabric Weaving, Basket Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Yarn Spinning, Knitting, Crochet, Needle and Hand Felting.

There are many beautiful samples of work to be seen on your next trip into the Clark Memorial Library.

On Oct. 11, 1973, the Guild was founded by Ollie Howard, Herb Rominger, LaVerne & Ray Janda, Chet Howard and Betty Gaudy. Betty continues to be an active member of the Guild that currently boasts close to 50 members.

The Guild meets the 3rd Thursday of every month in Sedona (except for July and August) at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Arroyo Pinon Drive, at 9:30 a.m. with a program scheduled each month at 11 a.m. following the business meeting. If you're interested in becoming a member, please come to one of the meetings and introduce yourself.

For more information or to participate in Art in Public Places at Clark Memorial Library, stop by the Library, 39 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale, or visit the Library's page on the Town of Clarkdale website at