4th Annual Two-Day Sampler Workshop With Crystal Cawley Explores Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild announces their 4th Annual 2 Day Sampler workshop on January 14th & 15th with Crystal Cawley.  Participants will explore Paper, Fiber, Print  and Stitch in this exciting event!  Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of not-your-grandmother’s-samplers!  This is open to non-members as well as members of the Guild.  What a perfect time to give a gift of creative exploration!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Two-Day Workshop

 

 

Sampler: Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

with Crystal Cawley

Sat. & Sun. January 14 & 15, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Members $185.00

Non-Members $225.00
(eligible 12/31/16)

Materials Fee: TBD

~Workshop includes lunch~

Send Check to Kim Harty

Your check secures your place in this workshop. Please include your phone number and your email address:

Kim Harty 7186 Grassy Bay Drive WPB, FL 33411

Questions? Contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  “Ghost Words” Close Up by Crystal  Cawley (Photo courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

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“Change Purse”  by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

Traditional embroidered samplers displayed the makers’ repertoire of stitches and their design and lettering skills. Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts?

 

 

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Crystal Cawley sewing skirt

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Crystal Cawley “Skirt”

 

 

 

 

Activities and demonstrations will include laminating paper and fabric together, printing images onto fabric and paper, machine and hand stitching, spinning paper thread, methods of transferring images and text onto fabric and paper, and more as time and interest allow. Participants will have time to investigate demonstrated techniques and materials on their own, to make personal discoveries and connections for their own work.

 

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“Love Letter Sweater” by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal Cawley is a skillful and established artist who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Crystal has a voice that she annunciates clearly through her work. Her approach pushes the boundaries while speaking truth from her heart and life experience.

 

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“Change Purse” Open by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal will join SFB&FG to teach this workshop that will challenge us toward pushing beyond our own boundaries with new perspective toward our own work and medium. This is a workshop not to be missed! A list of materials and class details will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

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

 

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

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

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“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Woven Wonders at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Weaving takes many forms and uses a wide variety of mediums.  The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy the upcoming exhibit at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, “It’s Only Make be-Weave”.  While the title may be punny, the array of art will be seriously amazing.  Opening reception takes place on Friday February 15.  Read this post for more details.

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

Presents

It’s Only Make Be-Weave

Friday, February 15    6PM-9PM

605 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth FL 33460

The Woven Wonders of Gallery Artists

And Invited Artist-Weavers throughout Palm Beach County

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Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery celebrates the fine art weavings of Mary Catello, Teri Salamoni and Kathleen Kirschner on Friday February 15, 6-9 PM.  The artists have invited Palm Beach County’s finest art-weavers to join them in this exhibition.  The event is free to the public.
 
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Palm Frond by Kathleen Kirschner

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, a mother-daughter team of weavers, scavenge the highways and byways of Florida searching for the fallen trees or the piled up trimmings of the palm fluorescents, twigs, fronds and coconut flowers.  Armed with chain-saws and clippers they harvest this “trash,” clean it and dry it in preparation for their woven wonders. With simple math equations and a lot of concentration, sculptures, murals, paintings and baskets appear. Twisted natural vines, yarns and silks, beach gleanings, pods and nubby sticks are all incorporated into these works.  Teri, the chain-saw maven, cuts up fallen trees which she wood-turns into exquisite bowls.  Many of these bowls have woven elements.  Mary teaches basket weaving in the gallery every Monday morning.
 

Basket by Mary Catello

Basket by Mary Catello

Kathleen Kirschner weaves the same natural wonders with whimsy.  Her sculptural creations stand alone or make large wall hangings that bring the outdoors in.  An upholsterer to the stars, Kathleen uses the odds and ends leftovers of the thousand dollar a yard silks to create designer pillows and handbags that are sold in the gallery.
 
Swan by Kathleen Kirschner

Swan by Kathleen Kirschner

Fiber weavers, loom weavers, basket weavers and tapestry artists from all over Palm Beach County have been invited to partake in this exhibit.  Fine Craft Shows have recognized and elevated these art forms that spring from old Folk Art traditions to Fine Art status. This quality of work will be reflected throughout the gallery during this exhibition.
Basket by Mary Catello

Basket by Mary Catello

  

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  
The gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 or www.clayglassmetalstone.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291