* 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:
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:
Fiber Guild of the Savannahs
ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER in the WELCOME CENTER at 10:15am unless announced. The gate at Oatland does not open until 10am.
June 1, 2013
PIne Needle Basket-making - $8 materials fee
Be prepared to stay late to finish your basket.
End of Year Dish to Share Picnic
Annual Show and Sale
Mon, April 15 through Fri, May 31, 2013
in the Blick store's gallery on Broughton St. Please pick up your work from the show on May 31 or at the Framing Dept. on June 1st.
Oatland's Mighty Oak - Fiber Art Installation
Our KickStarter.com campaign has started. We have until May 25 to raise the goal of $3500 to fund this project. Please share the web address...http://tinyurl.com/OatlandMightyOak with all of your contacts, friends, family, etc on FaceBook, Twitter and through email. This project will only be funded if at least $3,500 is pledged by Saturday May 25, 11:00am EDT. It is up to YOU! We can do this!
The video and narrative on the KickStarter page does a great job explaining our project. Please check it out.
Ongoing work sessions are held in the Oatland Fiber Studio the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday afternoons and whenever you want to come work on our might oak... making leaves (we need gazillions), weaving the trunk and branches, carding and spinning yarn for Spanish moss, etc., etc., etc. Or work at home.
There's TONS to
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-------- PAST MEETINGS 2012-2013 -----------
Sept 8, 2012 (meeting date change)
Sharing summer fiber projects and adventures
Discussion of upcoming program/workshop ideas
Oct 6, 2012 -- 10:30 tour
FIELD TRIP TO Jepson Art Museum for docent led tour of Quilt Show $15 admission unless you are aTelfair member (bring card) or if you have a guest pass --10:30 arrival
Picnic lunch Wrights Square followed by shopping in
The Frayed Knot and other downtown Savannah fiber related shops who offer our members discounts with current membership cards.
Membership cards will be available for paid members at the Jepson
Nov 10, 2012 (meeting date change) 10am-4pm
Cane Grinding/Harvest Festival Oatland
Dec 1, 2012
Annual Holiday Party dish to share - bring recipe on 3x5 card, too!
Gift exchange - Bring a wrapped fiber-related item - Bring one, get one
w/ holiday ornament making - Danish Star with Gerry Klock & cotton boll angel with Mary Mistak & more!
Bring ideas to share
BRING your scissors for cutting paper, needle, thread, clothes pins, scotch tape & a glue gun, if possible.
See photos of Harvest Festival 2012 on Activity Page
Jan 5, 2013
Roc Day learn to spin and
"Your Trash...My Treasure" Sale
Bring fiber-related items that you no longer use... fibers, fabric, thread, dyes, books, equipment, tools, etc., etc., etc! Give it away, barter, trade, sell (10%of sale to Guild)... your choice.
Bring spindles and wheels... some are available to try
Feb 2, 2013
Framed art card collage activity
Tea for Two, What Inspires You
click here for more
information and list of things to bring
March 3, 2013
Bring basic items: scissors, needles, embroidery floss & felt (if you have it - if not, Mary will provide)
March 23, 2013
Sheep to Shawl at Oatland - 10am-4pm - come one, come all and help in some way... all hands needed... we are fielding 2 Sheep to Shawl teams this year... (come at 9:30am so we are ready when the gates open.)
April 6, 2013
Doris will teach you her own designed flowers (not recommended for beginners).
Supplies: various scraps of
yarn in several different colors,
different size crochet hooks,
needle and thread.
May 4, 2013
Mary Kelly - Bulgarian Textiles
Mary spent 3 months in Bulgaria on a Fulbright Grant studying textiles and collecting some lovely embroideries. She returned this past summer and again renewed old friends and traveled to some wonderful folk festivals. Her talk will present photos from the festival, and later, a hands on look at the beautiful folk textiles she has collected. Powerpoint 20 minutes, questions, Show and Tell of the textiles.
Taste of Workshops February-March 2013
Friday - Sunday, April 19-21, 2013
Daryl Lancaster Workshop
2 1/2 day Vested Interest Workshop - $50 members/$100 nonmembers
Sat. 4/20 10:15am to noon-Color Inspiration- free