Door County’s Only Wearable Art and Fashion Show This Weekend in Sister Bay, Aug 20-21

“I hope you can join us as we converge in the heart of Sister Bay for our annual fiber fest and sisterhood reunion this weekend,” says organizing fashion artist Sue Donohoo.

Owner of Soo Hoo Artwear, Sue Donohoo, is hosting the show with her own sculptural scarves and versatile accessories. Jewelers Polly Daeger and Hedda Lubin will display their distinct styles using copper, brass and sterling. Door County’s own Angela Lensch will be joining the group for the fashion show and reception at 5:30 pm on Saturday with her woven, sculptural jewelry of precious metal, gemstones, pearls, beads and more.

Ten artists from across the country will converge in the heart of Sister Bay for a fiber fest and sisterhood reunion. Mona! will feature her funky, recycled jackets and sweaters. Mary Mendla of Facets Fashions will take a different tone by emphasizing impeccable fit and flair with her Basic Elements and seasonal line. Pat Rued‘s hand-painted and dyed jackets, coats and vests are expertly tailored with many made to order. Hand painting and dyeing are also components of constructions by Gabriele and Kathy Skomsky. Judy Ritter will display her exotic yarns and combinations of yarn, fused glass, semi-precious stones and raku.

The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 20 from 10 am – 7 pm and August 21 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Fashion Show and Reception will take place at 5:30 pm on Saturday August 20.

Meet Pat Rued
…from Deerfield, Illinois (North Shore Chicago).

Pat Rued's Long Coat
Pat begins with a white piece of fabric. Through dying, painting and stamping, she transforms cotton and silk into a canvas worthy of a wall. But, wait! There’s more. She applies her expert tailoring skills, rarely seen anymore, to construct coats, jackets, vests and scarves in a wide range of sizes. Many of these garments are made to order for impeccable fit.
If you are from the Chicago area and unable to get to Door County for this show, Pat hosts several artists from this group for semi-annual private home shows in Deerfield, IL. Known as The Women of Fiber, our next show there is scheduled for October 21-23. Save the date!


Meet Kathy Skomsky
…from Hendersonville, North Carolina (Asheville area)

Kathy Skomsky's Tunic Kimono

Kathy hand-dyes yards of cottons, linens and silks. The textiles are sewn into original designs and embellished with recycled items. Her jackets, tunics, dresses and tops can best be described as “sophisticated Bohemian.” To see more of Kathy’s amazing creations, please visit her storefront on Etsy at

Meet Hedda Lubin

Hedda Lubin;s pendent
Hedda selects pieces of sterling sliver, copper and brass that catch her eye to construct her collection of bracelets, earrings, pendants and pins.  During the creative process, the shapes flow together and the firing brings out unexpected lines and colors that take her in a new direction. Hedda believes that each bracelet or pendant is made just for the person who wears it.
“Someone looks at these very individual pieces and says, ‘That one!’ That moment of recognition means that it was made for her.”
Who wears Handcrafted by Hedda?  Check out her website at and see.

Meet Angela Lensch
…an active force in the Door County artistic community.

Angela Lensch pearl necklace

As an artist-in-residence at Plum Bottom Gallery in Egg Harbor, her current artform is sculpted jewelry in silver and gold. Using a specialized technique, precious metals are woven together with gemstones and pearls, creating unique matrices of wearable art.

To see her necklaces, bracelets and earrings, please visit Angela was also featured in a March edition of the Peninsula Pulse as the centerfold article on art which can be viewed by clicking here. Don’t worry. It’s family friendly.

Meet Judy Ritter

Judy Ritter's Shawl

Judy Ann Designs by Judy Ritter of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin uses exotic yarns to knit shawls, ponchos, vests and scarves. By combining the yarns with fused glass, semi-precious stones and raku, she has created a fiber jewelry collection that reflects her interests as well as the colors of Door County.

You can see more of her work at

Meet Sue Donohoo

Soo Hoo Boa

Soo Hoo Artwear is the working title of fashions created by Door County creative spark plug Sue Donohoo. You can catch up on news, new designs and comments on her Facebook Page. Interested friends can also sign up for her periodic newsletters.

Sue Donohoo
Soo Hoo Artwear
1597 Birch Road
Baileys Harbor, WI  54202

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