Guiditta Brozzetti

Written by Deb Brandon

There it was: Laboratorio Guiditta Brozzetti, the Guiditta Brozzetti workshop, a hand-weaving museum and school hidden inside the imposing church of San Francesco delle Dome in Perugia, Italy. I’d made an appointment to visit the studio months earlier, when I decided to travel to Perugia for a friend’s wedding. If I was going to travel that far, I definitely wanted to scope out textile-related landmarks in the area.More Information

Feathers and Finery

written by Deb Brandon

The first is Portrait of Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena holding the feathered royal kahili, by Robert Dampier

We treasure gold and diamonds, silver, rubies, and emeralds. But what if precious metals and gemstones didn’t exist? Would we have looked to other natural resources to treasure? Or to something completely different, such as handmade items or special artistic skills?More Information

Weaving for the King

Written by Deb Brandon

Can you imagine weaving for the king?More Information

For the Love of Textile Arts

written by Deb Brandon 

I learned to knit from my mother when I was seven. Knitting was followed by needlepoint, crocheting, felting, and spinning, all fun and interesting. Learning to weave when I was 35 felt as if I’d come home, as if I’d been a weaver in a previous life. At the loom, I felt connected to weavers everywhere, through space and time. With weaving, my love for textile arts soared. I wanted to see (and feel) it all: scrumptious raw cashmere, hand-spun silk, gorgeous hand-wovens, an amazing range of ethnic textiles—silk scarves from Laos, felted slippers from Turkey.More Information

End of the year Report

The end of the year approaches and I’d like to share what happened this last few months.

We organized our annual exhibition, Inspired! at Harlan gallery. Go to the Inspired! page to check out the work. Our guild has amazing artists!

 

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Inspired! Opening and Catalog

!!Hey Everyone!!

Please save the date Sunday, September 23 for the opening reception at Harlan Gallery.
A reception will take place from 1-4 pm, and awards will be announced at 2pm.
The Harlan Gallery is on the 2nd floor of the Seton Hill Art Center. The address is 201 W Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

Catalogs for Fiberart Membership Exhibition: INSPIRED! will be available at the opening on September 23rd via pre-order only. Cost per catalog: $20 Please order it here.

 

 

Susan Shie Lecture

The room was packed for the June meeting, held at the Eastminster church. Our guest artist Susan Shie had several large quilts spread on tables to view, painted in soft turquois, mango yellows and pinks.. The quilts were peopled with hand drawn, whimsical faces and bodies, densely surrounded words written in fine black script,

She began her talk by reminding us that we all, as children, were natural artists. Somewhere along the way many became fearful of drawing and making mistakes. Her mission is to help her students recapture the joy of drawing and throw away the erasers.

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Inspired-FGP Membership Exhibition FAQs

MEMBERSHIP

The Fiberarts Guild Annual Membership Exhibition is open to all members.   If you have paid annual Guild dues, you are a member!   Junior Members of the Guild are welcome to submit work, as well.

FI19 & INSPIRED!

You can submit work to both Inspired! and the 2019 Fiberart International.   Our exhibition schedule was planned in order to accommodate and encourage entry in FI19.   There is absolutely no conflict between the exhibitions for our members.   You can even show the same pieces.More Information

MONMADE

Wednesday March 14, 2018 Double Show and Shares: 3-5 pm and 5-7pm at Eastminster Church. At 7 pm we will meet Nisha Blackwell and Tanya Wilson, two fiber-artist entrepreneurs from MONMADE. Come join us at both events! Easy to park!More Information

Inspired!

2018 is going by quickly and I hope you are starting to come up with ideas for the next Guild Membership Exhibition. The title is “Inspired!” and you can enter up to 3 pieces. It can be a story, a person, a photograph, a fiber technique, a color or anything that inspires you. Remember the deadline is June 15 so get ready, get creative and get working. Read all about it here

Harlan Gallery / Seton Hill Arts Center