Usually, when we hear the term art, we think of paintings, sculpture, or maybe dance. But Cuba, Missouri is lucky to have a needle artist of award winning stature and her studio in our midst.
Pat Cookson, an Indian Hills resident, uses her needle to create fiber art of significance and meaning. Often the pieces reflect happenings in her own life.
Cookson is from a long line of needle artists, and she has family pieces and collections on display in her Indian Hills Gallery, which is named the Two Pats Gallery to honor her mother, also named Pat , who taught her many of her skills. The Gallery can be visited by individuals or groups by appointment through her website (www.twopatsgallery.com). A recent Cuba Free Press article “Indian Hills needle artist garners national recognition” deals with Cookson’s life and work in more detail and can be read by clicking on the title.
Recently, Cookson, won a national award for her silk ribbon embroidered fireplace screen from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Cookson became a member of the organization in 2010.
For those with an appreciation for the history and creation of fiber arts, The Two Pats Gallery is ready for visitors.