WEAVING STUDY GROUP:
Our first weaving study group has begun. Interested participants have chosen different weave structures to explore. Each weaver is warping their loom with a pattern draft and enough warp to weave 5-8 dish towels. Each participant will go to the different looms in different weavers homes/studios to weave our own towel. When finished we will have 5-8 towels and we will have explore 5-8 different weave structures. Participants to date are Bonnie, Anastasia, Suzy, Jane and Phillippa.
Several guild members meet to spin at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center Fiber Studio and other locations around town. Participants bring their fibers and spinning wheels (or drop spindles or whatever) and enjoy an afternoon of spinning from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (or later). It's a very relaxed setting and beginners as well as those with lots of experience are welcome. If you don't know how to spin yet -- come on by and we'll help you get started!
We enjoyed spinning at the Juliet Gordon Low Birthplace home at 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. in Savannah for the Tour of Homes Friday, March 26, 2010. Several of us also enjoyed sharing our craft at the opening of the for the new "Under Cover: Quilts, Coverlets, & Creativity" exhibit on January 21 at the Savannah History Museum.
Well-known spinner Esther Rodgers better known as Jazz Turtle came to
Savannah Friday, March 18, 2011 to give 8 Fiber Guild members a workshop
to help us break out of the box by teaching us how to spin art yarns.
Art yarns combine different fibers & colors & sometimes have beads, silk flowers
or other items added to the handspun. What fun we had!
View more yarns on her Esty Website...
and learn more about the workshop on her blog...
One beautiful sunny February afternoon 6 of us decided to spin out on the sidewalk in front of Wild Fibres -- fun to hear the comments of those passing by & some cars even stopped to ask questions!
The guild moved into our new fiber studio on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated Administration Building at Oatland Island Wildlife Center May 2011. This beautiful space is perfect for our spinning and weaving equipment. Having this airy, light, clean room allows us to provide year-round workshops for children and adults. Our spinners and weavers have a place to meet and work on their own projects. Some of the equipment can be rented for personal use. Many thanks to Heather & Annie & the entire staff of Oatland for making us feel so welcome!
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Oatland Mighty Oak -Fiber Art Installation (OMO)...
a pdf of the project so far...
The entire guild is creating a fiber installation for the Lobby of the
the Welcome Center at Oatland. Tapestry Weaver Urban Jupena
and Oatland Education Specialist Annie Quinting are spearheading
the group. Come to our 2nd floor studio to see the scale model.
Our weavers are weaving bark for the massive oak tree & the spinners
are spinning some of the yarn for it.We are sewing together the branches
now and making Spanish Moss. Members are making leaves and critters
to hide in the branches. Fiber art of all kinds will be represented.
Members are working on the installation Thursdays 11am-4pm - come
as long as you can or come in ANYTIME 10-4 to work by yourself or
with others in the studio. We will find something for you to do!
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WEEKLY Fiber Gatherings...
Several guild members meet weekly to spin or work on other fiber art at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center Fiber Studio and other locations around town. Participants bring their fibers and spinning wheels or drop spindles or whatever and enjoy an afternoon of creating from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (or later). It's a very relaxed setting and beginners as well as those with lots of experience are welcome. If you don't know how yet -- come on by and we'll help you get started!