Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Meeting Place and Time in May

Next Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild meeting -- May 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Bees Landing Recreation Center. 

At our May 21 meeting, we'll try out another meeting site -- The Bees Landing Recreation Center in West Ashley. It has the advantages of being spacious, centrally located, having plenty of parking, and with a slight alteration to our meeting time, we do not have to be responsible for opening and closing someone else's building. That said, our meeting  date will remain the 3rd Saturday of each month, but the meeting time will change to 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

The Recreation Center is located off of Bees Ferry Road in the Grand Oaks subdivision. The address is 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd. Charleston, SC  29414. Click here for a map.

May's program will be a lot of fun -- we'll be dying some silk scarves and ties using techniques similar to the shibori Judy talked to us about January. Please bring a couple of silk ties you haven't yet taken to Goodwill -- or find them at local thrift shops. We'll be dying over their patterns and colors. Depending on the number of people who come, there will be a small materials fee for this program to cover the cost of dye and blank scarves.

Reserve Your Seat on the Bus:
Jessica Jones is working on the details for a one day bus trip to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Asheville, NC on Friday, October 21. We have about 12 committed to go and need 35 to fill the bus. The cost is $45 with a deposit of $25 due by June 15. The entrance fee to SAFF will be an additional $3. To get your name on the list, contact Jessica at And if you know of someone who would enjoy this, spread the word and encourage them to join us for the day.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, several Guild members took a ride down to Yemassee to visit a sheep farm and see the results of a recent shearing. Thanks to Terri Phillips for sharing pictures.

Kayleigh, Sonia, and Sonia's son all want to feel the wool.

Dale looks out over the sheep in the pasture

Bahh Bahh black sheep, have you any wool?
Here's a nice, white fleece