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)

  * 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 BRAND NEW Fiber Guild of the Savannahs Group on FACEBOOK  Find photos and up to date information there...
FIBER GUILD of the SAVANNAHSACTIVITIESMEETINGS, etc.INTEREST GROUPS

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2013-2014

President-  Mary Bass 
Vice President - Joanne Moss
Secretary - Nel Adams
Treasurer - Gerry Klock
Members-at-Large - Bonnie Carter & 
Sally Kroehnke
Newsletter - Doris Grieder
​Past President and Website - Suzy Hokanson
2014-2015 Schedule
Sat. September 6 - 
Ruth Fulks and Vicki Smith Hammond will bring some of their antique sewing machines for a presentation on history of sewing machines and care and use of antique machines. AND bring things to share with us of what you created with fibers over the summer

Sat. Oct 4 -
Sat. Nov 1 -
Sat. Nov  - Oatland Island Wildlife Center's annual Harvest Festival
Sat. Dec 6 - Holiday Party
Sat. Jan. 3 - Roc Day and Your Trash My Treasure Swap
Sat. Feb 7 -
Sat. Mar 7 -
Sat. Mar - Oatland Island Wildlife Center's annual Sheep to Shawl Festival
Sat. Apr 4 -
Sat. May 2 -
Sat. June 6 - Dye Day


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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 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

fiberguildofthesavannahs2@gmail.com

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.
SCHEDULE of MEETINGS and  EVENTS
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.

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.