See you July 11 at 7:00 p.m.! Reminder that there will be informal meetings at Mesa Fire Department – Station 202, 830 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204 on the second Wednesday of July and August. No programs – mostly socializing and show and tell. Hope to see you there!
Bisbee Fiber Retreat and Gathering
With the announcement that the Southwest Regional Spinner’s Retreat was canceled this year, many of us were so sad, after 30 years, not to have somewhere to gather this summer. We are so thankful to all those who had taken on the responsibility of seeing that there was a SRSR each year, we thank you all.
This year Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild has volunteered to take up the responsibility of offering fiber artists a place to gather and renew their friendships. The location will be in the Seven Sister’s Studio in Historic Lowell district of Bisbee. The Address is 72 Erie Street.
This retreat will be very informal with participants being responsible for their own food and lodging. A list of accommodations and eateries available in the Bisbee area will be posted on the Bisbee Fiber Arts web site; www.bisbeefiberarts.com, under 2018 Bisbee Fiber Retreat and Gathering.
Friday evening starting at 7PM, while spinning, knitting or whatever tickles your fancy there will be Show and Tell time. Please bring “your creations” and be ready to tell everyone about what you have been doing this past year. Saturday & Sunday morning starting at 9:00 AM there will be five instructional areas open for you to pick which ever class you want to attend. A small material fee may be required. Classes will go until noon time when everyone can go out and visit the fun town of Bisbee or come back after lunch and socialize at the Seven Sister’s Studio. Saturday evening there will be a dinner and program; cost and location to be announced on the web site.
SaturdayClasses: Lisa Thompson, small needle felted animals; Jill Holbrook, beginning spinning; Joan Ruane, takli cotton spinning; Julie Drogsvold, spinning angora bunny fiber; Gretchen Michaels, goard art making. Sunday classes: Lisa Thompson, soap felting; Jill Holbrook, knitting with handspun; Joan Ruane; spinning cotton on the wheel, Gretchen Michaels, goard art work; Julie Drogsvold, spinning hemp fiber and Gary Terlisner, making a small basket.
Vendor booths will include wool, rabbit angora, alpaca, cotton and hemp fiber plus some tools and yarns.
Registration will be limited to 40 participants. Cost to register is $30.00 ..no refunds but replacement person is accepted.
To register: www.bisbeefiberarts.com you will be notified when available. Participants can start arriving on Friday after 1PM and set up their wheels or crafts before heading out to locate their lodging.
Come join us for fun and fellowship
Save the Date!
Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat
Meet, Greet, and Retreat” with Us January 16-19, 2019! Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat is an event for fiber and textile enthusiasts of all types, from AZ and beyond, to connect with each other. Make new friends, learn new skills, and just enjoy some quiet time in a beautiful desert setting in Prescott, AZ. Check out this year’s retreat on our website.
Online registration for January 2019 will open on October 1, 2018. We look forward to seeing you!
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- View our recently shared projects at our group Telaraña Fiber Arts Guild on Ravelry.
- Join us at the December 2018 Mesa Arts Center Festival