Connecting with Craft, wool felting will be demonstrated by Leigh Abernathy at the Arkansas Craft Gallery

Saturday Oct. 6 during the county-wide event,  “Connecting with Craft,” wool felting will be demonstrated by Leigh Abernathy at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, 10 to 5.. Leigh is a metal and fibersmith from Tumbling Shoals who loves to create, whether it is jewelry or fantastical felted hats. She also makes woolen puppets, mittens, fuzzy collars, pin cushions and more with her unique, joyful designs. She’s a regular volunteer at the Arkansas Craft Gallery one Saturday a month, and Vice President of the Arkansas Craft Guild which operates the Gallery.
Leigh will teach this month at Get Stitchin’ in Tulsa, and as well as in Wichita. A student recently reviewed her as “an innovative felter and a wonderful teacher.” April 4-7, 2019 she will be teaching at the Dallas Ft. Worth Fiber Fest –   She has a large display of her crafts at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, so stop in and meet her and her characters. (pictured)

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Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.