We love fiber-- any kind of fiber!  We want to know about it from beginning to end, if there is an end.  The Charlottesville Fiber Arts Guild is an opportunity to learn about and experiment with wool, cotton, silk, fabric, even wood.  Our membership is comprised of both novice and experienced spinners, dyers, weavers, knitters, crocheters, quilters, surface stitchers, silk painters, felters, and many more.  We welcome anyone practicing the fiber arts, old and new, who is interested in learning and sharing that knowledge.  Through monthly  programs and workshops, we bring our own individual talents to share with each other as well as gather experts of every fiber medium to teach us new methods of using and manipulating fibers. 

When and Where we Meet

We meet regularly on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00AM until Noon. Our meetings are usually held at “Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community” at 751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville (see: Map).

[Note: Upon entering the building, take the elevator to the ground floor, then go left to the activities room. Please do not park in spaces allotted for nursing home residents or guests.]

Workshops often run longer and are sometimes held at another location, so it is best to check our schedule or email (cvillefiberarts@gmail.com) ahead more information. cvillefiberarts@gmail.com

Dues

Dues are $25.00 per year and include privileges such as reduced costs at major workshops and receiving the newsletter announcing events and fiber-related exhibits in the area.  To join contact us at cvillefiberarts@gmail.com.

Other

Our members may also contribute to the community in many ways, including giving presentations in schools, working with youth groups, donating yarn or tote bags to charity, and demonstrating at craft fairs. We are always looking to try new crafts and techniques, and welcome new member ideas. Some of the workshops we’ve had in the past include lacemaking, bead weaving, velvet stamping, embellishing, quilling, silk painting, tamari balls, and papermaking. We also have a lot of show and tell at our meetings; if you’re interested in either learning a craft or teaching, come and see what our members have been doing.