Add To Your Summer Fun With Aya Fiber Studio’s Offerings

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors is bringing back new techniques and knowledge from a recent two week Fiber Immersion workshop at world renown Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts!  The Rickie Report shares her July Workshop Schedule and possibilities for your own studio time or group visits.  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule.  Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

 

Aya Fiber Studio DYEHOUSE
JULY workshops
4 workshops offered at Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE during July:

 

 

  • Japanese Shibori Dyeing

  • Intro to Shibori Stitching (2 day)

  • Intro to Indigo

  • Alternative Dye Methods

 

 

  • These are hands on workshops- not demonstrations: expect to get your hands wet and be sure to bring an apron. 
  • In order for everyone to get a true hands on experience there will be a limit of 4 participants for each workshop.  

 

These classes fill quickly so please inquire early to reserve your date.

 

There will also be an Indigo Play-Day on Sunday July 26th – so bring those items you have been working on and plan to play with like minded fiber artists for a day in the vat!

 

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

 

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Having Fun, Learning And Networking Are All Part Of Bead Society Of The Palm Beaches

If you love to bead or if you don’t know how, The Bead Society of The Palm Beaches is a wonderful group to be part of!  Their monthly meetings offer opportunities to shop, network with other beaders ( not only jewelry), and have fun while learning a new technique!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that The Bead Cruise still has some openings!  Stay calm and bead on!

 

 

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ATLANTIS COUNTRY CLUB

190 ATLANTIS AVENUE   LAKE WORTH, 33462

561-965-5788

 

 

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:

Thursday, June 11th

 

6:30 pm

 

Offerings For June's Trunk Show

Offerings For June’s Trunk Show, A Touch of Glass

 

 

If You Plan To Come For Dinner at 5PM before the meeting, you Must RSVP:

 561 965 7700
The club needs to know how many are coming to staff accordingly

 

 

 

 

President, Laurie Bye tells The Rickie Report, ” I can’t wait to tell everyone about my experiences at Bead and Button. We will all have lots of new projects to show off and stories to share with everyone at our meeting! We enjoy sharing with all our members and being inspired by everyone. It’s such a positive fun atmosphere and that really was the goal of the Society right from the first day.

 

 

 

BEAD SOUP SATURDAY

 Saturday, June 20th

10 am – 3 pm

COST FOR THE DAY IS $10.00 WHICH INCLUDES YOUR LUNCH

IF YOU ARE COMING PLEASE EMAIL JANET AT MOONSHINEMOUNTAIN@GMAIL.COM

 

˜  JOIN US FOR BEAD SOUP SATURDAYS WHERE WE WILL BE SHARING AND BEADING WITH FRIENDS.

˜  LUNCH IS INCLUDED AT THE COUNTRY CLUB AND WE WILL HAVE A MENU TO CHOOSE FROM

˜  PLEASE CONTACT JANET IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED UP ALREADY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

 

NEW BEAD SHOP

Bring Your Membership ID for Discount!

2247 W. HILLSBORO DR. DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA 954-573-7797

BEAD CRUISE

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DELICA WALL AND BUTTON BOWL

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 BEAD RESOURCES

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For more information about the Bead Society of The Palm Beaches, please email Laurie Bye LAURBYE@AOL.COM

And Visit:

www.facebook.com/groups/wpbbs/

 

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:

www.beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291