Membership:

  * Open to all who are interested in the fiber arts: weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, etc.

  * No skill level is necessary— beginners are encouraged to attend and learn. 

  * Member benefits 
Members are welcome to use the looms and equipment in our studio at Oatland Island for minimal cost after completing a rental agreement.  Small looms may be rented to take home for use.

The following fiber-related businesses have agreed to offer discounts to our member who show their membership cards:
   The Frayed Knot - 10%
   UnWind Yarn and Gifts - 10%
   Measure: a fabric parlor - 15%
   Fabrika - 15%
   the Copper Corgi ETSY store 
           or in person -  10%

If you are interested in joining us... please complete the attached membership form.


Meetings: 

  * Day: 1st Saturday (September to June - some changes due to conflicts - see left)

  * Time: 10:15am to 1pm (the front gate WILL open at 10am when Oatland opens)

  * Place: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Welcome Center - 2nd floor Studio - please sign in first at front desk (directions on their website - see link above)
Friends of Oatland (FOO)
Oatland's Facebook Page

  * A program or demonstration is held at each meeting and a fiber-related workshop is held once a year.

  *  Spinners & others fiber artists meet informally weekly on Tuesday afternoons between 1-4pm (see Interest Groups for location)

• Newsletter distributed monthly.

• Dues: $25 per year - students $15/yr

For more information: 
fiberguildofthesavannahs2@gmail.com

Join the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Group on FACEBOOK  Find photos and up to date information there...
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2015-2016

President-  Sally Kroehnke
Vice President - Deborah Shealy
Secretary - Sue Diaz
Treasurer - Gerry Klock
Members-at-Large - Sheryl Sloan & 
Suzy Hokanson
Newsletter - Doris Grieder
Website/Facebook/Workshops -Suzy Hokanson
Show & Sale Coordinator - Jody Wigton

2015-2016 Schedule
September 12 - What We Did that was Fiber-related over the Summer - note change of date  change of date  change of date Bring a dish to share for our Pot Luck Lunch

October 3 - Jody Wigton and Donna Stankiewicz  - Painting on Fabric

October 4 -Ossabaw Indigo Dye Day with 
Donna Hardy of Sea Island Indigo   


October 27 - 5:30-7:30 Bull St Library Auditorium
a special screening of the documentary film: Coton Jaune Acadian Brown Cotton a Cajun Love Story. "This film documents the history, tradition and artistry of handspun and handwoven Acadian Brown Cotton blankets and the Cajun women who made them."
Sharon Gordon Donnan the director of Acadian Brown Cotton will be doing a presentation and sharing examples of Cajun, Mexican and Peruvian natural brown cotton textiles.
See more information about the Acadian Brown Cotton project at acadianbrowncotton.com

November 7 - Indigo: Recap of the workshop by participants and History of Indigo

November 21 - Oatland's Harvest Festival

December 5- Making a Silk Ribbon Poinsetta for the Holidays with Deborah Shealy and Dish to Share

January 9- Roc Day and Your Trash our Treasure Exchange and Yarn Share

Sat and Sun in Jan & Feb - Taste of... Workshops

February 6 - Mary Bass - creating balloon bowls

March 5- Margo Duke Beaufort fiber artist - presentation of her work in felting and eco dyeing

Sat. 3/12 & Sun. 3/13 - Eco Dyeing Workshop with Margo Duke

April 2 - Doris Grieder - Embellishing: the Decision-Making Process Behind it

Sheep to Shawl moving to April Date TBD

May 7 -Fiber fairies and gnomes to offer for sale to benefit Oatland's Fairy & Gnome Festival - Nel -Knit gnomes Suzy -fleece fairies 

Our Annual Show & Sale - place TBD- 
theme... COLOR! 

June 6/4 - Summer Dye Day​

Photos of our 2015 Show and Sale - Fiberworks are on the Activities Page.

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Oatland's Mighty Oak - Fiber Art Installation
Our Kickstarter web address...http://tinyurl.com/OatlandMightyOak 

The video and narrative on the KickStarter page does a great job explaining our project. Please check it out.  
(see more pics 
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Join the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Group on FACEBOOK. You will find photos and up to date information there.
September - June... Come to our Oatland fiber studio every Thursday from 11am-4pm to work on the Oatland Mighty Oak project. Spinner meet there on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday afternoons.  Spinners will also be at UnWind the 2nd Tuesday and the Frayed Knot on the 4th Tuesdays.
SCHEDULE of MEETINGS and  EVENTS
ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE AT 
OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER 
in the WELCOME CENTER 
September through June - at 10:15am unless announced. 
The gate at Oatland does not open until 10am.
Remembering those who have 
meant so much to us:

Many of us may not have know her since she had not attended in a number of years, but she and her husband loved the guild and it meant a great deal to them and their lives over the years. Edna Mae Scott of Guyton, GA was born on June 15, 1925 passed away quietly April 25, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Scott was a homemaker, gardener, fiber lover, and mother. She enjoyed the flowers more than the gardening, sewing, cross-stitch, basketry and weaving. She was a native of Emanuel County and lived in Guyton, GA for over 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband George G. Scott who was also remembered fondly by the members of the guild as a weaver and wood worker. He single handedly built two looms for himself and his wife Edna. Minnie Lee Bell, one of Edna’s daughters, contacted me about giving a loom to the guild as part of her parent’s​


Our dear friend Harris Kandel Lentini passed away September 18, 2013. You will be sorely missed, Harris. You were an inspiration to us all!
A summary and images from May 2014 Fibers! Glorious Fibers! Show and Sale at Honey Horn on Hilton Head are on the Activities page.
Previous 2014-2015 programs:

Sat. September 6, 2014 - 
Ruth Fulks and Vicki Smith Hammond brought some of their antique sewing machines for a presentation on history of sewing machines and care and use of antique machines. AND members were asked to bring things to share with us of what they created with fibers over the summer. 

Sat. Oct 4, 2014 -  
Doris Grieder demonstrated how to crochet a wonderful beaded necklace or bracelet (great Holiday presents!). She brought precut Ladder (Trellis yarn in a variety of colors with matching beads. These kits are available from $8 to $10, depending on the beads. A special stringing needle was included. You will need a crochet hook size K or J, larger if you want the beads to be more spaced.
If you have ladder or ribbon yarn at home and would like to use it, please bring size #6 or #2 matching beads with you. You will need about 250 to 300 beads for a necklace. JoAnn, Michael’s and AC Moore have these size beads available.


Sat Oct 11, 2014 - 
Fiber Guild of the Savannahs
 Indigo Dye Day at Ossabaw Island 
with Donna Harvey 
 $50 for FGS Members and $75 for non-members (which includes a membership for a year.) plus $35 round trip boat trip to and from Donegal Marina at the Landings to Ossabaw Island. Bring a bag lunch and yarn and or fabric to dye in the indigo vats. More information to below in the flier.  http://www.seaislandindigo.net 

Sat. Nov 1, 2014 - 
Sally Kroehnke gave us a presentation on absorbancy and burn testing

Sat. Nov 22, 2014- 
Oatland Island Wildlife Center's annual Harvest Festival

Sat. Dec 6, 2014 - 
Holiday Party - brought dish to share & something for our handmade gift exchange - made Paper Ornaments - led by Sally Kroehnke -bring your own ideas, too

Sat. Jan. 3, 2015 - 
Roc Day Your Trash My Treasure Swap items and learn to spin

Sat. Feb 7, 2015 - 
'Different Ways to Print on Fabric' by Jody Wigton

Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
TASTE of... the FIBER ARTS workshops...



Sat. Mar 7, 2015 -
 "BAG" Day, bring bags, purses and clutches you have made or bought and ideas on how to create your favorite bag. We will share the different techniques used and how we can create the pattern using other techniques.

Sat. Mar 14, 2015 - 10-4
Oatland Island Wildlife Center's annual 
Sheep to Shawl Festival


Sat. Apr 4, 2015 - 
Vicki Hammons - sketching embroidery.​free motion quilting/ thread.  Members brought their items for our Show & Sale. See info below...


Fri. May 1-Sun. May 3, 2015 - 10-4
Weaving/Dyeing Workshop with 
Kathrin Weber aka Blazing Shuttles 




Sat. May 2, 2015 Seeing Color in Everything - 10-noon
During our regular meeting, which was open to the public, Kathrin Weber nationally known dyer and weaver gave us a color-full presentation. Kathrin enjoys the flow of colors as she combines dye colors to make a full color palette for the yarn she dyes and the fabrics she weaves. 

May 8-29, 2015
FIBERWORKS: 
annual Show & Sale of the 
Fiber Guild of the Savannahs 
at SPACE Gallery - Savannah
  May 8 - Opening Reception - 5-7 with demonstrations

EXHIBIT was OPEN - 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
  Wed. May 13 & May 20-11:30-12:30 demonstrations
  *Mon. June 1 - pick up items at SPACE 9:30-5pm*








Sat., June 6, 2015 -
Members brought yarn and fibers & fabric to dye. They also enjoyed a dish to share for our year end picnic.
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