The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) is hosting the exhibit “Texts, Words & Images” through 27 Jan 2018.
This is regarding an Education/Outreach opportunity for the Guild: I had mentioned at the Guild meeting on Saturday that there is a request from Spotswood Elementary School in Spotsylvania to demonstrate fiber arts at their Colonial Day. They only involve the Fourth Grade, and in multiple groups, so the experience isn’t overwhelming. But the date snuck up on me – it’s Monday, December 14th!
So of course they’d like to know right away if we can be there. I have committed to demonstrate spinning on a wheel, but it would be wonderful to have someone who can demonstrate combing or carding, or weaving or dyeing. Or someone could demonstrate spindle –spinning, or knitting/crochet. Or I could do one of those and someone else could use a wheel. They are especially interested in a Weaver. Or a Seamstress. I know some of you know a LOT more than I do about the Colonial period and clothing of the times, etc.
Your participation would mean a lot to my daughter Sarah, who is actually in the fourth grade this year. Who can come out for a few hours to support the next generation of fiber artists? Keep the crafts alive!
We will be meeting at Artful Dimensions on Friday the 11th from 10- 3 pm. Definitely a drop in and create kind of thing. FI you cant join us but want to help, simple stuffies with handles- ie long ears arms or legs and no bigger than about 8 inches- nothing scary, can be dropped off at my studio at Artful dimensions till Dec 30!!
Thank so much for helping me spread the word.
I will be at Libertytown Thursday putting final touches on the fiber show and would like to have a short LET’S STITCH meeting with whomever is available. Let’s shoot for 2:30 so it does not get too late.
I understand that some of you will not be able to attend so if there is anything you want us to discuss please let me know.
Archived in museums, stored in collections, kept safe in our very own homes – what is it about objects that make them so special, and what can we learn from them? Tracing Roots is a new documentary that inspires audiences to make powerful connections between environment and art, collecting and living cultures, and between what is on the shelf and the meaning of its origin. The film focuses on Haida elder and master weaver, Delores Churchill, and her unique discovery of an ancient spruce hat found in a retreating glacier during a warm summer.
Join us for this film screening and discussion with Delores Churchill and producer/director Ellen Frankenstein, as we explore why culture and heritage matters and the rich livingness of objects.
A weaving demonstration with Delores Churchill will follow. This program is presented by NMNH’s Education & Outreach Department with Recovering Voices (NMNH), The Arctic Studies Center (NMNH), and Artchange, Inc
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Ground floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
Image credit: Dave Rubin
- Hundreds of large spools/cones of yarns: $5.00 per large cone, $3.00 per small.
- A very large amount of hand-dyed and commercial spinning and felting roving, primarily Merino.
- Knitting yarns, including many lots of multiple skeins of the same dye lot in the original manufacturer packaging.
- Fabrics: yardage of silks, cottons, and other fibers.
- Vintage kimonos.
- Buttons: collectible, vintage and contemporary, single beauties and high-quality sets
- Commercial felt
- Laces, both vintage and new
- Chenille bedspreads
- and much more