Fiber Artists Demonstrate in Fall Showcase

Paddy Elliott demonstrates the art of spinning at the annual Fall Showcase.

The Jacksonport Craft Cottage’s Fall Showcase, held October 16 and 17, will feature demonstrations by fiber artists Paddy Elliott and Mary Silvers.

Elliott learned to crochet at the age of 18, learned to spin while doing Civil War Reenacting, and became involved in the art of felting wool when she and her husband Lyman purchased a hobby farm in 1995.

Today, Paddy and Lyman own and operate Elliott’s Mercantile in Sturgeon Bay, where she displays her fiber creations. She also spins fiber, teaches crochet, demonstrates spinning at the Crossroads, and is an active member of the Arachne Spinners of Door County.

Silver learned to knit and crochet from her mother and grandmother when she was eight years old. She has tried many fiber arts, including spinning, weaving, and needlepoint. Her newest tool is her oldest: a circular sock knitting machine that was made in 1904.

Elliott and Silvers will demonstrate their craft from 9 am – 5 pm at the Fall Showcase.

JCC is located at 6275 Highway 57 in Jacksonport. For more information, call 920.823.2288 or visit