Fall represents a time of harvest because of times past when a village had to work together to gather the crops before winter arrived. We no longer feel that harsh deadline, but we still need each other to be productive and to feel supported. I have been impressed by our membership for pulling together over the last 6 months of this pandemic. We have shared ideas, memories and stories through Zoom, email, phone calls and careful contact. We have cleaned out, organized and shared materials and tools.
The attached photo represents part of a stash donated by Trish Sandy to Mei-ling St Leger who brought it to me for storage until we could resume our Free Table activities. Each beautiful little collage was a page in a book. Mei-ling pointed out that they were the size of an ornament, so I transformed them into holiday ornaments for our fundraiser this year. This is just one example of what seems to happen naturally in this group. Keep reaching out and making those connections – those happy harvests!
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD
Oh the pandemic outside is frightful
but this fabric is so delightful
and since there’s no place to go
let us sew, let us sew let us sew.
AUGUST SHOW & TELL
Using Embroidery Software
Designed this small quilt and stitched entirely using embroidery machine but colored by hand using Inktense blocks.
Pictures Displaying Three Sides
Wove the most beautiful shawl!
It’s all hand spun wool. The warp is plied with mohair and silk, the weft is plied with alpaca.
CREATING A WAY FOR THE GUILD
TO BE TOGETHER!
Looking forward to our meeting!
Monday, October 12, 2020
All members will receive a personal link to the meeting. If you wish to attend and don’t have a link, please contact email@example.com and one will be sent to you.
Holiday Ornament Update for 2020
Our guild will participate again this year in making ornaments for Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt. We are also looking for a third venue that would be interested in our beautiful ornaments from past years. All proceeds will go to summer art camp scholarship programs.
Dunedin Fine Arts Center will be accepting ornaments and holiday decor from October 1-23 by appointment only. The items must hang on a tree and since there will be fewer trees and artists this year, Debra suggested at least 6 of each style (rather than 12). Please contact me if you have ornaments or are willing to make ornaments so I can coordinate and deliver them: Mary Ann Pickard at 727 512-4227 (text or call) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Dana Maley at email@example.com or 727.463.5690 to arrange for delivery no later than Sunday, October 11th.
Décor ideas are wreaths, coaster sets, felted or mixed media Santa’s, angels, reindeer, etc., candlesticks, wine bottle bags, holiday hair ornaments for kids. If you are interested in making prayer flags to sell please contact Dana or Mary Ann for template & construction info.
Made by: Carol Gentry & Ted Maley
Quirky Bird Ornaments for the Guild Scholarship Fundraiser
Made by: Dana Maley – Used a Dollar Store wreath form, t-shirt fabric to cover it, several ornaments she made plus some made by Sarah Butz several years ago. Added some stitching and glitter!
Made by: Ted Maley
Made by: Gayle Wells
NEWSLETTER FREE TABLE
OFFER UP ITEMS YOU ARE NO LONGER IN NEED OF!
REQUEST ITEMS YOU ARE IN NEED OF!
To participate please provide the following and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of each month to be posted in the newsletter.
Once all items on the newsletter free table are posted, if you find items of interest you can go to the SDG directory on the website. There you will find phone numbers or email addresses to contact each other directly to arrange a time to pick up or drop off items.
Aida Sheets would like fabric scraps in solids and neutral colors or hand dyed fabrics.
I am offering the following item: Free lightweight wooden frame, 46 inches X 67 inches
Claude Barsa 727-488-8480 email@example.com
Portland Textile Month
Is in October with lots of virtual exhibits, lectures, panels and workshops, many free.
Just to mention a few!
Virtual Lecture | Free LINK:
Join Steven Frost for a talk on identity, weaving, reuse, and repair.Monday, October 55:00pm-6:00pm
Exhibit Window | Free LINK:
Textile Fashion Installation by: Tiffany Kirkpatrick of Parker Simonne Designs. Inc.Tuesday, October 6Saturday, October 31
Is in October with lots of virtual exhibits, lectures, panels and workshops, many free.
The Story of Randomness in Art-Making
Click here to read more about my art process: www.deborahkruger.com
The Best of Both Worlds:
Printing by Jane Dunnewold
Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:30-2:30 pm (EST)
Cost – $10 – pay and register under Events on the website.
Open to anyone, please spread the word.
| Registration is now open at surfacedesignguild.com|
Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:30-2:30pm (EST) Cost – $10 – pay and register under Events on the website. Open to anyone, please spread the word. The Best of Both Worlds: Enhanced Botanical Printing by Jane Dunnewold. DESCRIPTION: Botanical Printing is magical, but there is so much more to do when you are willing to consider enhancements from the world of surface design. This is an engaging overview of what works and what doesn’t, how to get started and the joy of combining processes and improvising in order to put a distinctive imprint on the work you do.This lecture can be continued into Part II with the discussion and demonstration of advanced processes. This virtual lecture will last around 1 hour followed by 1 hour for questions, answers, and discussion. An email will be sent to each registrant with the Zoom Link to participate.
LENDRUM SPINNING WHEEL
In perfect condition and with lazy Kate and 5 bobbins. Folds up easily for transporting and easily sets up. Double treadle. Asking $400.00 (plus shipping if shipped). Also for sale felting supplies… roving, silk of various colors and sizes and silk dyes.
The more purchased the better the deal! Your can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder- Please start sending in photos of your work to email@example.com so our members can see what you are doing during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
OUR TOP PICS
UPCOMING TEXTILE EVENTS
Textile Tour of Bhutan
November 18 – December 8, 2020
This magical journey will wind through fertile valleys and villages, traversing the country to reach the little-visited textile heartland of kushutara, the Bhutanese handwoven brocaded dress, in Eastern Bhutan. This tour has been crafted especially for people who love textiles, craft and local culture and who seek the immersive experience of travelling with Wendy Garrity, who has lived and breathed Bhutan and is passionate about the Bhutanese people, their culture, and particularly their weaving. Experience this fascinating country with a focus on Bhutanese textiles and opportunities to visit major sights alongside an immersive three-night stay in a rural village.
UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS
SDG Shows 2020 – 2022
SAQA International Conference St. Petersburg Spring, 2022
SDG will try to have a show in St. Pete during this conference. Florida CraftArt will have a Florida SAQA show. Global SAQA will be in the Hilton Ballroom during the conference. Akiko Kotani will curate a fiber show at Leslie Curran gallery.
TAMPA BAY SURFACE DESIGN GUILD
It is time to start planning for this exciting event. Looking for eager helpers to organize and execute the retreat for the guild.
Please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Shellee Wells
Please view the previous newsletters for details.
Additional Links of interest for:
Batik Panel Quilts!
Artistic Artifacts staffer Dudley Shugart used a Hari Agung hand drawn floral batik panel with various batiks and the Oval All Ways ruler to create this dynamic wall hanging. Dudley recommends pairing Artisan Batiks: Pattern Play by Lunn Studios with our batik panels, finding that the colors and textures are a great complement. (See below for another beautiful batik panel quilt by Dudley!) For more on working with precut fabrics, Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique has written Charm School (A Beginner’s Guide) which shares 18 projects using precut 5 in. x 5 in. squares.
|Join us this Saturday, October 3 at 9:30 am ET, for our weekly Facebook Live Video — Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Gula will give you a trunk show of our artisan batik panels and ways to use the panels in your own designs, sharing beautiful quilts along the way, including some that were featured in her book Colorful Batik Panel Quilts: 28 Quilting and Embellishing Inspirations from Around the World. We can promise you some inspiration and tips, so plan to join us!|
Saturday’s Facebook Live
|Pictured above, these patterns by Saginaw St Quilts are designed by Karla Alexander to be easy to cut and sew using the Circle Savvy and Oval All Ways rulers by Creative Grids (instructions are also included to cut without the rulers). Shop all Patterns and Kits now »|
Foliage by Lesley Riley
|Lesley Riley celebrates her first fabric collection, available in teal and amethyst colorways! (Image courtesy Lesley Riley Art Facebook) Lesley Riley is pictured here celebrating her first fabric collection, Foliage — and it’s just arrived in our shop! We often give a shout-out to Lesley in this space as the creator of the wonderful Transfer Artist Paper (TAP), a favorite product for transferring images to fabric and other surfaces. Lesley began working with leaves and combining the wet cyanotype process with digital technology after she moved to a mountain forest — with inspiration literally falling at her feet! Northcott fabrics has produced this stunning collection with digital printing technology. Other new Modern Cottons include the Kaffe Fassett Collective August 2020 as well as Light in the Forest from Sue Penn, both full of color! Shop all fabric now »|
|We’ve been eagerly anticipating Butterfly Stitches: Hand Embroidery & Wool Appliqué Designs by Catherine Redford! She includes a dozen different patterns and embroidery designs for you as she shows how to embroider and appliqué butterflies and other flying insects. You’ll be inspired by the gallery of project ideas including the example pictured here, where Catherine embroidered on a pocket that was stitched onto an Aster & Anne tote. We stock all the supplies you need to get started, including Sue Spargo threads for hand stitching (Catherine uses 8 wt. perle cotton in her book examples), 100% premium Merino Wool, Tulip needles and more.|
New Colors of Velvet Ribbon
|As fall and winter approach here in the Northern Hemisphere, everyone starts thinking cozy — and velvet is a yummy texture to evoke that feeling. We have updated our 3/8 Inch Velvet Ribbon to offer you a number of new color options, including those shown here. Use traditionally as ribbon; stitch down as trim on a garment, incorporate into cards and other paper arts, and more. Our Velvet Ric Rac is another fun trim but order now, as it has been discontinued! Shop all Ribbons now »|
Boho Blends by Gwen Lafleur
|We loved hosting Gwen Lafleur last Saturday for our weekly Facebook Live — visit our YouTube channel for the archived video — and learning more about how to use her Boho Blends embossing powders! We’ve updated our website to clarify which are the translucent colors that can be layered and applied over her and opaque colors. We promised you info on her upcoming online classes (November 7 and December 5) with us but you’ll have to wait a bit longer for that — stay tuned! Shop all Gwen Lafleur products now »|
The New L 8 Series
The BERNINA L 890, pictured here, lets you sew, cut and finish in one easy step — all of the functions of an overlocker and cover/chainstitch machine in one spectacular model! And the BERNINA L 850 is an ultimate overlocker; extremely fast, precise and quiet, with a convenient freearm and more. Both models include the exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader! Learn more about the L8 machines »
New England Quilt Museum
While the Museum is temporarily closed, we invite you to experience our new virtual exhibition, Salvaged: The Stitched Narratives of Jennifer Regan
Elizabeth Neily has opened an on-line store for her Art and Art to Wear and a special section for the yarns, fabrics, and notions she used to carry at Fab Fiber in Gulfport.
View the shop at www.elizabethneily.com and come back often.
10 Different Types of Fabric Dyes
Link to: 10 Different Types of Fabric Dyes
Ethical Shopping & living :
10 Golden Tenets for buying clothes
At The Factory, Natalie Chanin and her team of 30 run Alabama Chanin
Womenswear brand specializing in flowing organic-cotton dresses and smart tailoring, all hand produced in the region.
BOOK SALE BY: DRAGON THREADS – Owner is retiring and most of the books are 1/2 off.
Partial list of some of the books available: Link to List by Dragon Threads
Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve
Interwoven History: Coast Salish Wool
No closing date set
Tulalip, Washington https://clothroads.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=80476b7a07d4ac6beef21d908&id=e61eaeb923&e=8ae30343f2
Regina V. Benson – Textile Artist – A MUST SEE – Check out her Gallery
Section: Special Views www.reginabenson.com
MAIWA’S NATURAL DYES
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