Friday, February 12, 2021

February Guild Meeting, Saturday, February 13

Meet us on the second Saturday of February, 2021
Date:  2-13-2021                           
Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm
Place: Guild Zoom Room
Program: Show and Tell

Triumphs and Tragedies
Be Proud! Share up to 3 of your finished projects or WIPs. When everyone has shared that wants to, a second round may be started. We all want to see what you have been up to with fiber!
A random number generator will be used to choose two members from the membership list. The winner will have the prize mailed to them at the home address on the guild member directory! All members will be included!
You do not have to be present to win! But starting in March, you DO have to be on the PAID Member list for 2021! So get those dues in to Jen quick!

NOTICE: March meeting notice will go out only to PAID 2021 MEMBERS.

We have some exciting plans in the works for the rest of the year! Possibilities include:
an internationally known knitting teacher, lecturer, and wit;  
a fiber artist who takes inspiration from nature;   
and a rocket scientist who designs for fiber!

For this February meeting ONLY, you may share the Zoom access with an interested individual since all access will change at month’s end.

Membership Dues and Renewal
The Guild’s membership year runs January through December. Annual dues are $25. Please pay your dues yearly before February 28. Thank you!
You may pay by cash/check at any meeting or mail your check to Jennifer Lackey.
Dues also can be paid using PayPal. Mark it “friends/family” and NOT “goods/services”.
Use this link:
or use our gmail account (gbfiberguild at gmail .com).

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

January guild meeting, Melvenea Hodges and Handspun Cotton

January Guild Program, Melvenea Hodges and Handspun Cotton. Saturday, January 9, 10:00am (CST), in the guild's Zoom room (zoom contact information was sent in the January email to all guild members).

Melvenea Hodges is a Fiber Artist residing in South Bend, Indiana. She creates clothing and accessories using traditional techniques such as block printing, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

Melvenea's presentation this Saturday will focus on creating with handspun cotton with practical information about sourcing fiber, spinning the right yarn for different applications, and woven, crochet, and knitted projects that inspire. 

While Melvenea works with an array of fibers, cotton is the fiber that has sent her on a journey of self-discovery as a fiber artist. She was inspired to begin growing, spinning, and weaving cotton as a way to reclaim an undocumented heritage of fiber arts as a Black American maker. Aside from its cultural significance cotton is a remarkable fiber that is a joy to create with. Melvenea finds tremendous joy in helping others learn new skills. In addition to teaching at a primary school, she connects and shares with other textile enthusiasts through social media and at her local weaving guild.
Melvenea’s mission is to honor and preserve our fiber arts heritage through practice.
She intermittently blogs about her work and traditional textile techniques on her website where she also offers handcrafted accessories and spinning supplies. She has also published articles with SpinOff magazine on techniques in working with cotton.