Mentor/Interest Groups

Carol Henley, Main Contact
The FGP has established a number of Special Interest Groups that are designed to pro- vide Members with a forum in which pursue a particular interest within the wide range of fiber art. Groups are informally structured and self-governed each deciding how, where, and when to meet, and how to focus their activities. Specific policies regarding the sponsorship and funding of FGP SIGs can be found on the FGP Website (https:// If you are interested in starting a new SIG, contact Carol Henley (, who will be happy to help you organize an initial meeting.

Beading (Contact: Delli Speers)

Meets to learn and share with each other beading techniques, stitches and ideas how to incorporate beading into our artwork.

Cultural Anthropology of Textiles (CAT) (Contact: Sam Milford)

Study textiles and clothing in all their forms, across cultures and throughout history, with special attention to the human narrative behind clothing, for creators and wearers alike. Make and wear articles of dress to put what we learn into practice and express ourselves as artists. Provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment for artistic growth.

Felting (Contact: Jamie Herron)

Felt = wet and needle felting (aka dry felting) We celebrate all things FELT! Our group is comprised of, and encourages, both experienced and beginning felters, as well as those who want to learn how. There is room and support for all!

Knit & Crochet (Contact: Delli Speers)

The Knit and Crochet Special Interest Group is a very relaxed group of knitters and crocheters from all walks of life. The group meets the first Sunday of the month at the Squirrel Hill Library from 1pm – 3pm. Knitters and crocheters meet to discuss their work, and to provide help and encouragement to other members of the group. All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.

The installation Project (Contact: Risë nagin)

This group explores issues related to site-specific installation art. We visit exhibitions, talk about our own current and potential projects. Collaboration and experimentation are encouraged.