The Guild will meet on February 20 at our regular meeting place -- The Meeting Place at 1077 E. Montague Ave. in the historic business district of North Charleston.
Our own member, Linnie Trettin, will present our program on a fiber art that holds endless possibilities for beginners and the experienced -- artists' books. Since most of us are unfamiliar with book arts, this will be a wonderful introduction -- an overview of techniques, formats and structures used in producing artists' books along with materials used and opportunities to learn more
A search in Google Images resulted in a fascinating variety of examples -- just a few are here to intrigue you. Linnie tells me artists' books may include traditionally bound books, pop ups, and accordion structures. Some are computer generated and others are completely hand-crafted with stitching, beading, metal and woodwork, and fiber arts. Some artists alter existing books in interesting ways and some create one-of-a-kind objects. Linnie warns that we might even come to surprising conclusions about what constitutes a "book."
Linnie is our "inside" member who connected us to the Masaru Tapestries Cooperative in Lesotho, South Africa. She will take a few minutes and give us an update on the progress the Coop has made to increase their production capacity by training new weavers. We might want to think about how we, as a Guild, can continue to build our relationship with this group. Even though they are far away, our shared knowledge of fiber arts is a common thread that connects us to them.
Saturday the 20th, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM will be an interesting and fun. Hope to see you there!
An affiliate of The Handweavers Guild of America, serving the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area. We are a community of handcrafters interested in the wide range of fiber arts including, but not limited to, weaving, spinning, dying, felting, basketry, quilting, knitting, crocheting, tatting and bead weaving.
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PFAG Meetings & Membership
Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Fabulon, 1017 Wappoo Road in West Ashley. Our meetings include a short business portion, a program related to fiber arts, and often, members' Show and Tell . Visitors are encouraged and welcomed. Membership dues is $30 annually and your dues supports the Guild's education and outreach into the larger community. To join, print our Membership Form and mail it or bring it with you to the next meeting.
What's Coming Up
March 18, Monthly Guild Meeting, 12:00 - 2:00 at Fabulon at 1017 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC 29407. (Note Special Time to avoid a conflict with other activities at Fabulon) Screen printing will be our topic this month. Member Nancy Warren will be demonstrating the process and giving us a chance to try out some techniques.
(the date of our April meeting has changed to avoid conflicts with Easter) April 29, Monthly Guild Meeting, 1:00 - 3:00 at Fabulon at 1017 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC 29407. Member Kathy Truluck will teach us some of her favorite beading techniques -- you'll enjoy this if you're brand new to beading, or if you have been at it for awhile.
2017 Board of Directors
President - Beverly Lunan 1st Vice President - Sonia McCutcheon 2nd Vice President - Luann Fischer Secretary - Angela Turner Treasurer - Kathy Brower Member-at-Large - Corinne Appleton Past President - Kathy Brower
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HGA's International Fiber Arts Conference July 30 - Aug. 6, 2016 Milwaukee, Wis.