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 2017-2018

***Important note: Current members need to bring items for the annual show and sale "Diverse Threads" at the JEA opening on Sunday, October 1 to Oatland on or before 9/23.  Items will be hung Thursday, September 28! All items must be your best work and never been shown in a guild show. Complete inventory form, tax forms and hang tags are to be turned in with your items EITHER on OR BEFORE 9/23 in the guild studio.  Contact Suzy at 518-265-0514 with questions.


September 9, 2017  CANCELLED DUE YO HURRICANE IRMA - rescheduled for May 7.
Program 10:30-noon with Caroline Harper of CHI Design Indigo followed by Indigo and Wild Color Scarf workshop.  The workshop is now FULL but come to Caroline's free "Low Country Indigo Renaissance" program.
Class size limited to 16 - $35 for paid member/$55 for non-members.   This includes materials and two scarves to dye.




Indigo & Wild Color Silk Scarf Workshop

This class will be a hands-on class. Participants will learn the basics of Indigo dyeing & creating patterns using the ancient art of Shibori of a silk scarf. Caroline will show you how to set up your own non-fermented natural Indigo Vat. We will explore a couple of Shibori Techniques of binding, clamping and tying to create beautiful textile patterns. 

Then, the class will explore fabric & dye preparation to achieve beautiful wild colors. Caroline has foraged leaves, flowers, and even vegetable skins and coffee grinds to practice eco-printing on your second blank silk scarf. I will also have a couple of natural dye colors (osage orange, cochineal and of course indigo) available for you to dye part or all of your second silk scarf. 

All material will be provided. If you wish to bring some wool to dye in the left over indigo, osage orange or cochineal, make sure it is boiled and prepared with alum ahead of time.
Please wear comfortable clothing/shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle to hydrate and snacks if needed.

Class is limited to 16---$35 for paid members and $55 for nonmembers.   WORKSHOP FULL!

Please be sure that your 2017-2018 membership is paid already to receive member discount for this workshop…annual dues are $25.00. You may pay prior to the September 9th meeting and workshop date, and also include your workshop fee ($60.00 for both if you elect for membership). Please mail to our guild Treasurer :

Nel Adams
2 McEachern Ct
Savannah, Ga. 31411




October 7, 2017
Photographing fiber artwork -  presenter TBA

November 11, 2017
Roxanne Laky. “Threads of Meaning” slide presentation followed by 
3 hour workshop. - class size 10 people, $35 per member/ $55 per non-member. 
Kits will be available at additional cost except for fiber marking pens. $15.00. 

OATLAND's HARVEST FESTIVAL - November 18, 2017 - 10am-4pm
formerly known as Cane Grinding - all FGS members are expected to demonstrate

December 2, 2017
Holiday party and gift exchange, potluck, embroidered ornament. 

JANUARY - MARCH, 2018 - Taste of the Fiber Arts workshops at Oatland - TBA

January 6, 2018
Roc Day potluck, swap meet “Trash to Treasures.” Possibly, Brioche knitting workshop with Tamara Goff of KnitOasis

February 3, 2018
Saori weaving with Denise Prince - Free program 10:30-12:30
2-Day Workshop - Price to be determined. Denise is bringing her trailer with supplies and yarns. Minimum number is 8-9 and maximum 11. Saori style weaving can be done on any kind of loom including a rigid heddle loom, ie Cricket. Looms need to be prewarped for this workshop. 

March 3, 2018
Pricing your items for sale. Marketing roundtable, Alex, Urban, and Doris. 

April 7, 2018
Using color in your fiber artwork. Deborah Brooks. Hands on, manipulating color. Origami paper comes in 120 colors per Sally.

OATLAND's SPRING FESTIVAL - Sheep to Shawl - late March 2018

May 5, 2018
rescheduled Caroline Harper program and workshop - see description 9/9

June 2, 2018
Annual Dye Day - Shibori and/or acid dyeing?​



PREVIOUS PROGRAMS 2016-2017:

Sept. 10 - 
Pot Luck & Show and Tell
Bring items you have created over the summer and tales to tell of fiber-related adventures.

Oct. 1 -
The Goddess Project - presented by Suzy Hokanson and Laurie Lovell- to honor Mary Kelly who passed away last spring. Excerpts from a video of Mary discussing her research of the goddess figure in fiberwork throughout the world.
We encourage ALL FGS members to create a fiber art goddess in memory of Mary Kelly.

Oct. 19 - 23
Textile Society of America's Symposium

Nov. 5 - 
Jennifer Moss SCAD Fibers Professor and founder of Sulphur Studios 

Nov. 19 - 
Oatland's Harvest Festival 10am-4pm

Dec. 3 - 
Holiday Party/Potluck Luncheon & Fiber related Gift Exchange & Sue Gleiner - Felted ornaments

month of Dec - 
Fiber Guild Show & Sale at Savannah's JEA Jewish Community Center on Abercorn.

Jan. 7-  
Roc Day/ Potluck - Your Trash/Our Treasure Exchange (it's time to clear out your stash off fiber related items - trade, sell or give away - sales 10% to Oatland)- Knitting & crochet stations. Learn a new technique to celebrate the new year! Donations of knit, crochet, woven scarves for distribution to the homeless in Savannah.

Feb. 4 - Fiber Fashion - ideas for making clothing from different fiber techniques. The apparel can be made from weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, quilting, etc.... Hats, scarves, jackets, dresses, accessories, etc., etc., etc

January and February 2017 - TASTE of the FIBERARTS workshops at Oatland 


March 4 - Michael & Cheryl White - Georgia Yarn Co - Cotton from Field to Yarn: the history of cotton. Trunk Show of their beautiful yarns from their online warehouse: Georgia Yarn Company. Bring your checkbooks!  
More information at: http://www.handweaver.us/​


​April 1 - 
Annual Sheep to Shawl - Spring Festival at Oatland - all members encouraged to participate & demonstrate

May 6 - Alex Forby -mini workshop on creating a unique handwoven necklace on a small loom. Please bring embroidery floss in colors you would enjoy, a tapestry needle and scissors. We will provide the other materials including the leather cord warp. Small laser cut loom kits will be available from Alex for $10 or you could make your own from cardboard. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaughterHandwovens
http://DaughterHandwovens.com" Please be aware that it's also the Fairy and Gnome Festival at Oatland.

June 3 - 
Develop a Fiber Guild of the Savannahs colorway with Camille Hulbert and bring a Potluck dish to share for our year end party.











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

Members and the community enjoyed the Dedication of our finished Oatland's Mighty Oak on April 15, 2016. Please see more pics on Interest Groups)
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