Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Busy Fall

Our summer hiatus is officially over and lots is coming up for the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild.

There is still room on the bus going to SAFF in Asheville for the day on Oct. 21. If you would like to go, contact Jessica Jones at ASAP to reserve your seat. The cost is $45.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - at 10:00 AM, 2nd Saturday Spinners will be at the home of Brenda Tilson on Seabrook. For directions, e-mail Brenda at

Thursday, Sept. 15 -- Our public reception for "Connected By a Thread - Tapestries and Photographs from Lesotho" 5 - 7 PM at the Center for Women, 129 Cannon St., downtown Charleston.

Saturday, Sept. 17 -- Guild Meeting. The program will be a panel discussion on dye products, their uses, and cautions. This will be at our new permanent meeting space The Bee's Landing Recreation Center.

Saturday, Oct. 8 -- 2nd Saturday Spinners will be at the nonprofit tent at the Marion Square Farmer's Market, hosted by Garnette Tuten, owner of Charleston Spice Company. Time, TBA. This will be during National Spinning and Weaving week where guilds and fiber artist everywhere take their art "public" to give people a chance to see spinning and weaving -- and to flush out more potential group members. Thank you Garnette for arranging for us to be at The Market.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 & 15 -- Our guild will have a table at the Hands & Heart Project, an art show and sale benefiting the Charleston Area Senior Center. The artists' reception and sale will take place Friday night with the sale continuing all day Saturday. Sandy will be heading this up. You have another month to finish your pieces for this show and the one at Unite at the end of the month (keep reading). 20% of sales from this show are donated to the Senior Center.

Friday, October 21 -- Our day trip to Asheville to go to Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair. Our bus leaves the Unity Church parking lot (Leeds Ave.) at 6:30 AM and we'll be returning between 8:30 - 9:00 PM. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still a few seats left. Contact Jessica Jones ASAP at

Sunday, Oct. 23 -- In case you didn't sell everything you hoped to at Hand & Heart, Lynn Holland has purchased a table for the Guild at the annual craft show at Unity Church. Get items you'd like to have a this show to Lynn, priced and labeled with your name, ahead of time and Lynn will be our representative at this show. Some proceeds from this show go to support Unity Church.

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