Archive for November, 2015

AZ FIBER ARTS RETREAT-January 2016!

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Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat at Arcosanti Friday and Saturday, January 22 & 23, 2016   This will be our 5th anniversary, and we’ve got some exciting things in the works! First of all, a new name: Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat (or AFAR for short). We thought it was time for a name that said clearly what […]

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Fiber Art show at Tucson Museum of Art-Dec 19,2015-June 5,2016

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 String Theory: Contemporary Art and the Fiber Legacy Tucson Museum of Art Diane Gilbert will have a guitar string sculpture in the Tucson Museum of Art called the String Theory: Contemporary Art and the Fiber Legacy from December 19, 2015 to June 5, 2016. In addition to Diane’s piece and pieces from their permanent collection, […]

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The SWEATER CURSE” has been CANCELED

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Unfortunately this event has been canceled. A funny performance about knitting-THE SWEATER CURS-will be presented at the TUCSON SOLO Theater Festival. Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love, written and performed by Elaine Liner, is a “knitcom” inspired by an old wives’ tale that says anything knit for a lover will curse the romance. The play […]

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October 2015 Felting Workshop

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Catherine O’Leary provided us with a challenging Felting workshop in October. Many members expressed how impressed they were with her as a teacher. Consequently, she helped them create some very professional looking items!

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Lots of excitement at the November 2015 Guild meeting

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We had a lot of fun at the November Guild meeting. We discussed next year’s PALETTE OF FIBER ARTS Event, showed off some great handmade items from our members and listened to a lecture on Baskets made by past Native Americans (mostly of the SW) presented by the AZ State Museum. Whether you are a member […]

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2015 TMA Artisan’s Market a big SUCESS for our Guild!

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TMA Holiday Artisans’ Market – Another Successful Event THANK YOU TO ALL who volunteered time and talent to this weekend’s Museum of Art Holiday Artisans’ Market ! The weather was perfect, the attendance was good, we welcomed four newer members to our list of member-sellers and our Boutique was overflowing with beautiful creations. We had […]

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FIBER ART GALA planning meeting was ENERGETIC!

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A large group assembled at Birdhouse Yarns on Monday, Nov. 16.  Lura, our fearless leader, was pleased with all of the enthusiasm as we discussed the plans for  A PALETTE OF FIBER ARTS 2016  set for October 29, 2016. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Further meetings are planned for the future and will be announced.

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THSG-October SPINNING STUDY Group

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The SPINNING STUDY GROUP will meet on Saturday, Oct. 21st at  Birdhouse Yarns (2540 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85716).  We will start our Spinning Study at 1 pm. At 2 pm we will be more casual. This year we will be studying Sheep Breeds. The presentation will include information about the breed, characteristics about the fleece and wool to spin […]

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THSG-January Fiber Doll Making and Costuming Study Group

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The Fiber Doll Making and Costuming study group will meet at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17 at the Amphi Bible Church located on Prince Rd- however, we ask that you enter the church on King St. King Street is  just before you reach the Oracle/Prince signal light if you are traveling south on Oracle or the first street after […]

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THSG-December Fiber Doll Making and Costuming Study Group

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This month we are going to introduce you to needle felting by creating a felted gnome. Supplies will be provided and we are requesting RSVP’s so we know how many kits to prepare.  Please RSVP Dawn Savage at desertpeddler@aol.com by December 7th if you wish to be included. Please note the Doll Making and Costuming Study […]

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THSG February DYE Study Group

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The Dye Study Group will be meeting on February 2 at Amphi Bible Church , 226 W Prince Rd, at 9:30 am. Marie Gile is the guest speaker. She’s the president of the Valley Fiber Arts Guild in Sahuarita. She knows various techniques of direct application, dyeing on silk & cotton, deconstructed screen printing, and […]

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THSG-November DYEING Study Group

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This month’s meeting of the DYE STUDY GROUP will be on Friday Nov 3rd from 9:30 am-12 noon. Our group will watch a DVD by Michel Garcia from France & it will tie in with the dye workshops being held by the guild. It is called Colors of the Americas on Wool Fibers Using Sustainable Methods. It covers mordanting […]

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