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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

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Upcoming events

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC

    Fabric Art and Bead Embroidery

    Martine House

    Our creative path evolves as we mature both in age and experience and I will share with you how mine has taken me from being a more traditional quilter to making sculptural fiber pieces and eventually focusing mostly on bead embroidery. I will bring some of my work with me and will share my process with you.

    I have worked with textiles my whole life and have taught many workshops mostly in the USA and in France. I also authored several publications for the French publisher Editions de Saxe. 

    Follow Martine on Facebook and Instagram (Martine House- Fabric Art)

    • 8 Jul 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC

    Robin Croskery Howard, “Textile Conservation: Caring for Historic and Modern Objects”

    • 8 Jul 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm Interpretive Center
    • 11

    Photographing Your Work

    Instructor: Joan Berner

    Whether you take photos of your work to post on social media, submit for a juried exhibit, or for your own records, this workshop will give you tips that will help you take the best picture of your work. The workshop takes place following our monthly meeting. A light lunch is included for registrants.

    Research (Homework)

    • Visit the Artful Home website (artfulhome.com) and look at their clothing photos - generally nice array of shots.

    • Visit a large craft show and look at their photos (CraftCouncil.org)

    • Visit an Asheville photographer’s website for examples of fashion photography, https://www.nicolemcconville.com/

    • Bring free magazines that appear in your town (Asheville Made, Bold) so we can discern what is good for ads - which is often totally different than photographing your work.

    Bring the following: 

    • Pieces of work to photograph (different types of fiber will suck up light at a different rate so we will experiment) .Camera - 35 mm camera or phone (bring chargers, plugs and an extension cord).

    • Editing capacity – your phone camera app or computer with tools like Lightbox, Photoshop, or your computer’s simple editing process.

    • Bring cables and connector if you are bringing a computer and want to transfer your photos to your computer.

    • A solid (not too dark, not overwhelming) background.  Instructor will bring a grey roll, but we will look at other colors.

    • Tripod if you have one - though I will give you tips to steady your photos.

    • Any small accessories to go with your pictures (Warning - the picture is of your work not the accessories, but feel free to bring some to try out, for example, jewelry.)

    • If you have any lights bring them - not fancy lights - we will use clip on type lights - mainly to eliminate the shadows - since current cameras have such a great lighting range, it makes photographing most work easy.  Recognize that different kinds of lights cast different colors. We will practice seeing how they differ.

    • 12 Aug 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC

    Guild retreat and lunch, Spotlight topic: Sharing our Fiber samples

    • 9 Sep 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC
    Bobbin Lace program and short demo by members of the bobbin lacers group in Pickens, SC.
    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC
    Sashiko-ori with Beth Ross Johnson
    • 11 Nov 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Historic Johnson Farm, Hendersonville NC

    Catharine Ellis, “Still Traveling on the Textile Journey”

    Election of officers, winter project 

Past events

6 May 2023 Monthly Meeting
8 Apr 2023 Monthly Meeting
11 Mar 2023 Monthly Meeting
11 Feb 2023 Monthly Meeting
12 Nov 2022 Monthly Meeting
8 Oct 2022 Guild Retreat
23 Sep 2022 Extreme Warp Makeover
10 Sep 2022 Tracy Woodard, Covered in Cotton
13 Aug 2022 Monthly Meeting
9 Jul 2022 Monthly Meeting
11 Jun 2022 Monthly Meeting: Brandy Clements
14 May 2022 Monthly Meeting
9 Apr 2022 Monthly Meeting
22 Jan 2022 2022 WNCFHG Show @ Folk Art Center
9 Oct 2021 Nanette Davidson, Production Weaver & Instructor
11 Sep 2021 Eileen Hallman, Weaver, Spinner & Dyer of Cotton with Colors of Indigo
14 Aug 2021 ‘Let’s Get Together” Luncheon
10 Jul 2021 Tien Chiu, Expert Weaver and Color Ninja
12 Jun 2021 Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer
8 May 2021 Celeste Chalasani, the Embroiderer's Guild of America's Director of Education
10 Apr 2021 Linda Cortright, Editor & Publisher, Wild Fibers Magazine
13 Mar 2021 Rabbit Goody, Owner, Designer, and Master Weaver of Thistle Hill Weavers
6 Jun 2020 Blue Ridge Fiber Show Call for Entries
9 May 2020 May Meeting
11 Apr 2020 April Meeting
14 Mar 2020 March Meeting
8 Feb 2020 February Meeting
9 Nov 2019 November Guild Meeting and Program
12 Oct 2019 October Guild Meeting and Program
14 Sep 2019 September Meeting Program
1 Sep 2019 Spinning/Weaving at Hickory Nut Gap Farm
10 Aug 2019 August Meeting
13 Jul 2019 July Meeting
8 Jun 2019 June Guild Meeting
1 Jun 2019 Anything Fiber Sale
11 May 2019 Fiber Day at the Folk Arts Center
11 May 2019 Fiber Feel Day
9 Mar 2019 Monthly Guild Meeting
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