I hope you are all doing just that because, as a Guild, we plan to participate in The Hand and Heart Project Oct. 14 - 15. This is an art show and sale co-sponsored by The Center for Women and benefiting the Charleston Area Senior Center. We will have a table at the show and hopefully each member will have at least a few items to sell. Our table will represent the wide range of fiber arts we love -- woven goods, hand-spun wool, knitted items, paper creations, dyed items, felted pieces, samples of bead weaving -- it's time to let your creative flag fly!
The coordinating committee will do all the promotional and set-up work. They will provide publicity, print the program, host a reception Friday night, and provide and set-up tables. The Guild has had several meetings at the downtown location and it beautifully transforms for this annual art show.
The Guild will pay the $50 fee for our table. 20% of the price of each item sold will go to the support of Charleston Area Senior Center -- a good organization that serves our community's more vulnerable older adults. They do the Meals on Wheels and the Foster Grandparent programs and manage Ansonborough House, the apartment complex for lower-income seniors that is next door to the Center.
So start thinking about what you would like to put in the show and look for upcoming e-mails that will help us organize our table at The 2011 Hand and Heart Project.
In June, two members showed us their recently completed shawls. Here's one Lynn's made with a luscious, rich-hued yarn she feel in love with:
|The progression of color change in this wrap comes, not from a variegated yarn, but from 4-ply thread where one strand changes color at a time. Kelly manipulated it to come out just the way she wanted it.|