Artistic Fiber

Members of the community are welcome to visit the Fluvanna Free Library to see local art on display.

There are currently 34 embroidered pieces at the library, located at 3532 Fluvanna Ave. Extension in Jamestown.

Embroidered pieces were stitched by the Brazilian Art Beautiful Embroidery Stitches guild, also known as BABES, a local embroidery guild formed last year. Pieces have been displayed in the library since Thanksgiving.

The library hopes that the display will encourage community members to stop in and utilize what it has to offer. Along with a wide selection of books and videos for borrow, the library also provides free Wi-Fi and is available as a location for community meetings.

“The library is here for the public to use … and celebrates its 100th anniversary next year,” noted Freida Dewey, BABES chairwoman and assistant librarian.

The embroidery pieces are the second display that has been featured at the library – local photographer Jennifer Raynor previously displayed her photographs – and will be available for public viewing until the first week of January.

BABES meets the second Saturday of each month at the library and visitors are welcome. Each meeting includes training projects for beginners. For more information about the guild, contact Dewey at 640-4645.

The library’s hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is currently closed on the weekends.

For questions regarding the library or suggestions for upcoming displays, contact library director Christine Anderson at 487-1773. Visit for links to the library’s online catalog and lists of new books and videos.