gWe are an active group of fiber art enthusiasts in Southern Arizona (Green Valley/Sahuarita). While many of our members weave, spin, and/or knit, we also bead, braid, felt, embellish, crochet, dye, and engage in just about any other fiber art out there. We have monthly programs from September to May, workshops on a variety of topics, and study groups in interest areas that meet monthly.
MEETING PLACE AND TIME
We generally meet at 10:00 am on the first Tuesday of each month September to May 10am at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Canada Dr, Sahuarita
We extend an invitation to anyone interested in the fiber arts to join us. In addition to monthly programs/meetings, we have a large number of study groups, workshops, and community outreach activities.
Click here for a membership application
November 1, 2016: “Natural Dyeing with Ric Rao”
Ric Rao has been involved in fiber arts for more than 35 years. He has been experimenting with natural dyes since 1975. He started a dye garden in 2000 in LasCruces, New Mexico and it was showcased on the PBS series "Southwest Yard & Garden" under the subheading "Innovative Gardeners" in the fall of 2002. Ric had an article on dyeing published in Spring 2016 issue Cotton for Ply magazine.
Ric will speak to us about how grow dye garden with to grow garden plants, both annual and perennial. The dried dyestuffs will be shown along with samples of the colors achieved with dye/plant. He will also talk about plants that can be harvested from the desert. Be sure to check with local BLM to where this is possible in your state) as well dye sources from plants and bugs that must be purchased from foreign sources.
January 10, 2017: Mary Hettmansperger - Free Range Fiber Artist
February 7, 2017: Yumiko Alexander “DanDoh Designs: Designs to create unique and versatile pieces” And TRUNK SHOW.
March 7, 2016: Judith Shangold : “Weave-Knit-Wear”
The VFAG fund raising journal is ready!
Copies will be available at the September 6th General Meeting
‘A Fiber Art Journey’ will be a constant companion. Each of its one hundred pages has ‘Inspiration, Tips, Tricks and Sage Advice’ to make it a perfect source book as well as a gift for all your fiber friends. You’ll find the spiral bound journal the perfect place to write notes for projects and workshops, store swatches, yarn samples and all those ‘idea’ clipping from magazines. Available in 10 colors @ $15.00 each.
Bring your checkbook or cash!
Journals will be available at meetings until all are sold.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
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