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.

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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.

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