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, September 2, 2017

September Fun

Both books above are by Theresa Pulido

Join us for another creative fiber adventure on Seotember 16, 2017. 1-3 at Fabulon on Wappoo Road. After a brief business meeting we will embark upon another fiber adventure. Pam Shanley will be demonstrating 'locker hooking'. This is a fantastic way of using a medley of fibers to create one of a kind pieces. Have you started thinking about gift giving? This method will have you creating small works of art for everyone on your list,,,, 

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

October Workshop with Martina Celerin update

Things are moving along quickly. And as anticipated the registrations are coming in. This is a reminder to all our fiber friends, don't delay. Send your initial deposit, payable to Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild, and contact info to Luann Fischer, 1004 Coldstream Court, Summerville, SC 29483. 

Feel free to contact Luann with any questions you may have, or to get your name on the 'list' while you're getting your funds together. We'd hate for you to forget and miss this opportunity. I have a brochure waiting to be sent to you, I just need your address. 

And a few fiber eye candy photos:

Please feel 'invited' to visit our meeting in June and introduce yourself. We would certainly enjoy having you with us. 

Submitted by Luann Fischer 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

October Workshop Planned

Dimensional Weaving and Embellishing

A Martina Celerin Workshop

October 20 - 22 at Fabulon Gallery in Charleston, SC's West Ashley

10am - 4 pm each day

Using simple nail looms, participants at this workshop will first create a solid woven foundation using soumak weave techniques. Then the fun begins as we embellish that foundation using conventional and some very unexpected materials. Using shuttles and pick-up sticks we'll add wet-felted balls and noodles, embroidery, beading, and dimensional crochet. Needle felting directly onto the woven base adds even more possibilities.

by Martina Celerin
Does it sound like fun? Register now so save your place. Registration will be kept at a low number to enhance the teacher-student experience.

Cost is $300 ($325 for nonmembers). Please send $200 as an initial deposit along with your contact information to:
Luann Fischer
1004 Coldstream Court
Summerville,SC 29483

You will receive an email confirming your registration within two weeks. The additional $100 ($125 for nonmembers) is due August 1.