The Fiberarts Guild offers a lively, rich variety of activities each year. Our lecture and workshop series features regional and national artists, curators, and educators from September through June. Exhibitions are sponsored regularly. Critiques, Fiber Conversations, and Special Interest (Mentoring) groups meet throughout the year. The Outreach Committee works to share our talents with the greater Pittsburgh area, and at skill sharing meetings members share talents and techniques with each other. Our world-famous Knit the Bridge project continues with re-purposing materials. All Guild programs are open to the public.
Show, Share and Critique – Fiber Conversations
“Show, Share & Critique” (formerly called Critiques) and Fiber Conversations are a great way to foster creative growth. Critiques are scheduled regularly (usually prior to the monthly meetings) to provide supportive response to Guild members’ work. Finished work as well as work in progress can be brought to the meetings.
Fiber Conversations are usually held in a Guild member’s studio or home. These allow us to meet in small groups to network, share experiences, and solve technical and aesthetic problems. Often they provide an opportunity to check out artists’ studios and see how they adapt their space to suit their needs.
Check the website, email updates and e-blasts for corrections and changes to the programs. All Fiberarts Guild events are open to the public. Members are admitted free to programs; guest fee is $5 for non-members. Workshop fees vary. Space may be limited.
Michelle Browne 412-576-5462 / email@example.com
Sam/Tricia Milford 412-719-8031 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Herron 412-562-0387 or 412-589-8147 / nvr2L82Bgin@gmail.com
Katrina Shorter-Harrison 412-726-5645 / email@example.com
PROGRAM LOCATIONS (unless otherwise listed)
Sixth Presbyterian Church (6thPC)
1638 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15217
Corner of Forbes and Murray in Squirrel Hill
Metered and free parking available on the street or in the garage across Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA)
6300 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15232
Corner of Fifth and Shady Avenues in Shadyside
Metered parking available in PCA lots and on Shady Ave.
Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC)
2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
In the Strip District near Penn Ave.
There is free parking in the adjacent lot for those attending programs at the SCC, a few metered spots lining the entrance on 21st St., and paid street parking.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
FIBERARTS GUILD/SCC CO-SPONSORED WORKSHOPS
The Fiberarts Guild will co-sponsor the workshops listed in our program by fiber artists at the SCC facility. Members can receive a discount of $25 for a one-day workshop and $50 for a two-day workshop. To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts member discounts when registering with the SCC. Discounts will be applied on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage guild members to take advantage of the discounts and hope that none go unused while at the same time we hope that the discounts are available to all members who want them. We encourage you to pick the workshop you most prefer to attend and sign up quickly. We will notify members in the e-blast when discounts are still available for upcoming workshops.
WAYS TO REGISTER FOR SCC CO-SPONSORED EVENTS
Mail: SCC attention: Rachel Saul Rearick, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: 412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts member discounts when registering with the SCC (your membership to the Guild will be verified before applying the discount). Discounts will be applied on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage Guild members to take advantage of the discounts but to use them equitably. To use a discount, pick the workshop you most prefer and sign up quickly.
FIBERARTS GUILD ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS
- Workshop Registration Form: Toni Ritchey-Ridella – Felted Flower Lariat
- Workshop Rgistration Form: Sam Rose – Ship It Safely
- Workshop Registration Form: Silkscreen on fabric
- Workshop Registration Form: Amber Coppings -Digital Surface Pattern Design
- Workshop Registration Form: Katrina Shorter-Harrison – Crocheted Earrings
- Workshop Registration Form: Christina Roberts – Plant to Print 2
Materials are included but please bring a #1 or #2 crochet hook.
Crocheted earrings are delicate, feminine, hand made, and personal. Katrina has many fun ideas and tips from her wealth of experience to share with you on making crocheted earrings and jewelry. It’s just in time for Mother’s day—come and make something special for your mother, a friend, or someone you admire who is a wonderful mother
Show, Share & Critiques are a great way to foster creative growth. They are scheduled regularly (usually the same day as our monthly meetings) to provide supportive response to Guild members’ work. Finished work as well as work in progress can be brought to the Show and Share.
Amazing artworks and awesome collaborations, that’s what we do. As we vote in our next Board, it’s a great time to relive some of FGP’s recent hits. Come savor the moments with two video presentations: Insights and Inspiration from FI2016’s Opening Weekend and Knit the Bridge, a visual history of our 2013 ground-breaking community yarn bomb on the Andy Warhol Bridge. The latter video recently debuted at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg during the state-wide “Threads” exhibition.
Christina Roberts is Head of Education and master printer for The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, as well as an expert on natural dyes and dyeing including extensive knowledge of old dye recipes learned from her world travels. She will make a presentation of her own work and discuss her founding of Marafki Arts in Kenya and her experience working hand-in-hand with world-renowned artists and local young people.
Fee: $115 includes 1 silk square, dyes and mordants
Optional Fee $30 for custom screen (you make the artwork). Artwork due to Michelle Browne by June 1. Participants may supplement with their own “ready to print,” pre-scoured silk or wool fabrics.
Master Printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Christina Roberts returns to Pittsburgh to teach a two-day workshop combining silkscreen and natural dyes on fabric. Her Plant to Print 1 introductory workshop this past June at Spinning Plate was a hit, with requests for a longer version. Here it is!