Friday, October 20, 2017

Workshop Starts Today

Martina arrived yesterday and visited some of the beautiful sights of Charleston. 
And today, all of these supplies will be brought to the workshop. We are going to have a blast!
I'll try to post a few more pictures of our creative journey. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fiber Bowls, Vessels, or Trivets

We had a lot of creativity going on last Saturday during our general meeting of the PFA Guild. As you can see in the photos above, Pam is always got a smile on her face. She showed us 2 distinctively different ways to make 'fiber vessels'. During the discussion, that tends to happen during such activities, there were several ideas shared for embellishing the pieces that were being made. We all had a great time, if you missed it, you really missed a great hands-on learning experience. 

Just in case you'd like to check out an online tutorial on the process, Pam has shared this link:

We also had show and share time. Many things were displayed by several members. A sampling follows. Weaving special patterns is always of interest to the group. Michaela showed us several hats that she made for some kids that will appreciate them, once our weather cools down. 

Hope this finds you all staying cool and creative. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Preview

Here are two baskets/vessels. Pam will explain the techniques for these at our August 19th meeting. Hope you can attend. Guests and visitors are always welcomed at our meetings. 

She'll be doing a demo If you want to bring your sewing machine and threads, fibers, fabric strips, and clothesline feel free to do so. She'll help you get something started that you can finish later. If you have any questions please contact me and I'll try to get you an answer ASAP. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July Meeting and 2 Thank Yous

This was some of the lovely pieces seen at our June meeting. This past Saturday found us 
enjoying a wonderful presentation by Dawn Hortman Shaw, at the Fabulon Art Studio. She explained Primitive Rug Hooking, and what is meant by Prodded Hooking. We were a very 'engaged' group, as you can see in the next collage. She is quite knowledgeable, and willing to share that knowledge! 
A few of the beautiful rugs she brought to show us:
And we saw her equipment and supplies:

She demonstrated the 'prodding' technique for creating dimensional flowers. 

This was an excellent presentation and it kindled a few sparks and set a few new fires for this technique of rug making. Thanks, Dawn Hortman Shaw, for a very interesting afternoon. 

Pam and Renee have transferred ownership of this lovely spinning wheel and its accessories. Pam shared a sweet grass basket she is working on. We also chatted briefly about flower pounding and it's nuance of fading. Then she revealed her 'The Dress' art quilt. It was from a pattern by Laura Heine, but she did a lot of adaptations, so it became 'HER' party dress. (The quilt does have a head, but I think the quilt is sooo her, that this picture captures the essence). 
Along with a big Thank You to Dawn, we want to let Ron and Emily know how much their generosity was appreciated. Everyone that was at the meeting had an opportunity to check through some lovely items from the Kinzeys. Most everyone found items that would be welcomed into their creative life's collection. The items left were gathered together, taken to a member's home, sorted and have already been finding homes throughout our community. 

The reason I mention this is, if you are interested in 'trying out' a new fiber related technique, contact us, we may be able to put together a 'kit' for you to do that tryout with. 

Next meeting will be at Fabulon Studio on Wappoo Road in Charleston, SC. Third Saturday of August will be Pam showing us two unique methods of creating fabric bowls. See you then. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

June Meeting Review

Our meeting on Saturday was filled with sharing of our various Charity focused activities. They included Rip 'N Roll of Bandages, Knitted Knockers, Locks of Love, Homeless Veterans (this was a real eye opener).

Updates on each of the Study groups were given. We made note of the times and places. July and August meeting times for Second Saturday Spinners will be announced on the Facebook page.

July meeting will be at Fabulon on Wappoo Road. Dawn Hortman Shaw will give a demo on Primitive Rug Hooking. This is also called Proddy Hooking.
And here are some of our show and share items. 

Hope to see you all at one of the study group meetings and then at the July meeting.