* 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.


  * 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)

  * 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:

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

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President-  Sally Kroehnke
Vice President - Deborah Shealy
Secretary - Nel Adams
Treasurer - Gerry Klock
Members-at-Large - Sheryl Sloan & 
Suzy Hokanson
Newsletter - Doris Grieder
Website/Facebook - Suzy Hokanson

2014-2015 Schedule


Sat. Mar 7 -
 "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 - 
Oatland Island Wildlife Center's annual Sheep to Shawl Festival 

Sat. Apr 4 - 
Embroidery stitches

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

Sat. May 2 - 
Hand-dyed warps coordinated by Sarah DeRoo of Copper Corgi

May 8-29- annual Show and Sale at S.P.A.C.E. gallery
   May 2 - drop off items for Show and Sale at meeting
   May 5-7 - Installation of Show and Sale
   May 8 - Opening Reception for our Show and Sale

Sat. June 6 - 
Dye Day

previous 2014-2015 programs
Sat. September 6 
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 -  
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 - 
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. 

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

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

Sat. Dec 6 - 
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 
Roc Day Your Trash My Treasure Swap items and learn to spin

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

TASTE of... the FIBER ARTS workshops...

  January 10 - 10-1 - NUNO FELTING - class full
  January 11 - 1-4 - SPINNING
  January 17 - 10-1 - TATTING
  January 18 - 1-4 - DORSET BUTTONS
  January 24 - 10-1 - RESIST DYE QUILTING
  January 25 - 1-4 - DYEING
  January 31 - 10-1- FOUNDATION QUILTING 
  February 1 - 1-4 - NUNO FELTiNG 
  February 7 - 1-4 - KNITTING
  February 8 - 10-1 - WEAVING 
  February 14- 1-4 - BEADED JEWELRY
  February 21 - 10-1 -FILET CROCHET
  February 22 - 1-4 - NUNO FELTING

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Oatland's Mighty Oak - Fiber Art Installation
Our Kickstarter web address... 

The video and narrative on the KickStarter page does a great job explaining our project. Please check it out.  
(see more pics on Interest Groups

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​EARLIER 2013-2014 programs...
Sat. Sept 7  - summary of summer creations... charitable creation project (Gerry)

Sat. Oct. 5 - field trip to Honey Horn Discovery Center on Hilton Head where we will have our 2014 Guild Show... also indigo dyeing.

Sat. Nov 2 - Peruvian Textile Tour by Mary Kelly

Sat. Nov 23- 10am-4pm- Oatland's Harvest Festival 
  please let us know when you will be there at

Sun. Nov 24- Paula Vester's "Variations on a Draw" workshop sponsored by Bonnie Carter at her studio
  contact Bonnie Carter to register

Sat. Dec 7 - Holiday Party -holiday potluck luncheon and gift exchange. 
Bring a dish to share and if you would like, 
bring a small handmade item (wrapped) and you 
will receive one in return. We will also have a 
program on CD weaving led by Carrie 
Chapman. Bring some scrap yarn and the other materials will be provided. 

Sat. Jan 4 - Rock Day - Your Trash, Our Treasure Exchange

Sat. Feb 1- Annoel Krider 
the Adirondack Weaver: 
Evolution of a Weaver 
click on the image 
From the Place of Fire

Sat. March 1 - Saori weaving in Japan... with Denise Prince (presentation & some hands on...)
Denise spent several weeks last year in Osaka, Japan (home of the technique) being trained in the method. Misao Jo the founder of the method, built a community of weavers; a multinational company, a movement and a philosophy that opens the doors of art to everyone.

Sat. March 22 - Oatland's Sheep to Shawl 10-4pm - 
all members are strongly encouraged to come demonstrate your favorite fiber art, work with children or at our guild sales table. You are welcome to bring items for sale - 10% to the guild. Fill out the attached Work Submission form.

Sat. April 5 - member Urban Jupena will discuss his career as a fiber artist

Sat. May 3 BRING YOUR SHOW & SALE ITEMS - inventory sheets filled in & items tagged, if possible. 
Sewing machine program by Ruth and Vicki will be held at a later date. We will have an OMO work session making leaves and branches for our Oatland Mighty Oak.

Sat. June 7 - End of year sharing and picnic - summer challenge

May 8 - June 16 - "Fibers! Glorious Fibers!"  
FGS Annual Show and Sale at the Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head, SC in the Gallery of the Discovery House - 70 Honey Horn Dr. - 689-6767  
Opening Celebration Friday, May 9th, 5 to 7pm  
Installation Wed May 7 noon 
All work due by Saturday, May 3 meeting  
Pick Up June 17  
Demonstrations Sat May 17 & Sat May 31, 12 to 2pm

Join the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Group on FACEBOOK. You will find photos and up to date information there.
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.
at 10:15am unless announced. 
The gate at Oatland does not open until 10am.

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 Fibers! Glorious Fibers! are on now on the Activities page.