Work by fiber artist Robyn Vine will fill Camden Public Library’s Picker Room gallery for the month of August, beginning with an opening reception with the artist Friday, Aug. 4, at noon.

The tradition of working with natural fibers has a long history in the state of Maine. Vine’s designs are most often in the form of framed penny rugs — a way to make use of leftover scraps of wool — and rug-hooked landscapes. The blends of wool patterns, with their rich designs and colors, create pictures with depth and texture.

Vine’s mother introduced her to the fiber arts in 2003, and they have enjoyed many hours together, “learning and practicing our craft.” Vine said she loves to explore wool shops around the state of Maine to find just the right colors and textures for each piece. And she credits her family for its support.

“My daughter Obrianna Cornelius, a young fine artist located right here in Maine, has encouraged my involvement with the art community and she is the reason I’m currently showing my work here,” Vine said.

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