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 2017-2018

*Please be sure that your 2017-2018 membership is paid to receive member benefits - discount for workshops, ability to exhibit in our shows, etc  Annual dues are $25.00 ($15 for students). Please mail dues to our guild Treasurer or pay at the next meeting :
                        Nel Adams
                        2 McEachern Ct
                        Savannah, Ga. 31411


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

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


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


January 6, 2018
Roc Day potluck, swap meet “Trash to Treasures.” 


February 3, 2018
Saori weaving with Denise Prince - 
Free program at our meeting 10:30 to noon followed by 
2-Day Workshop February 3 afternoon and February 4 all day- 
$100 for guild members for the 1/2 day ($200 for nonmembers)
$200 for the whole day for members ($300 for nonmembers).  
Prewarped looms are provided as well as all yarns, treasures and tools
Denise is also bringing her trailer with supplies and yarns and looms 
for sale.  
Minimum number of participants is 8-9 and maximum 11. 


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
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. 


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



PREVIOUS PROGRAMS:

November 4, 2017 with workshop from 12:30-4:30 and the same workshop offered again Sunday, November 5, 2017 workshop only from noon-4pm
FREE Program "Low Country Indigo Renaissance" from10:30-noon on 11/4 with Caroline Harper of CHI Design Indigo for members and guests.  

The program will be followed by an Indigo and Wild Color Scarf workshop. 
Class size limited to 12 in each class - $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 4 hour hands-on class. Participants will explore fabric & dye preparation to achieve beautiful wild colors. Caroline will have foraged leaves, bark and even vegetable skins and coffee grinds to practice eco-printing on your first blank silk scarf. She 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. 

While the first scarf is steaming, we will learn the basics in Indigo dyeing & creating patterns using the ancient art of Shibori for your silk scarf. Caroline will show you how to set up your own non-fermented natural Indigo Vat.  
Class is limited to 12 for each day---$35 for paid members and $55 for nonmembers. Send your information and check made out to the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs to our treasurer to reserve your place in this very popular workshop.



​October 7, 2017
Bring items that you created using the FGS colorway developed in June with Camille. She will lead the discussion. The guild has been the fortunate recipient of many weaving/spinning/fiberarts tools and equipment. We will discuss how we will have an auction of the duplicate items for our members later this year. PLUS bring a dish to share for a pot luck luncheon!


Sept. 10, 2016- 
Pot Luck & Show and Tell
Bring items you have created over the summer and tales to tell of fiber-related adventures.

Oct. 1, 2016 -
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, 2016
Textile Society of America's Symposium

Nov. 5, 2016- 
Jennifer Moss SCAD Fibers Professor and founder of Sulphur Studios 

Nov. 19, 21016 - 
Oatland's Harvest Festival 10am-4pm

Dec. 3, 2016 - 
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, 2017-  
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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 
Annual Sheep to Shawl - Spring Festival at Oatland - all members encouraged to participate & demonstrate

May 6, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 
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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