Old Workshops

Here are some photos from old workshops held by the guild.

Please visit the new guild website at cvfg.org for information on upcoming programs, meetings, study groups and workshops.

Shibori Dyeing

posted Mar 26, 2017, 2:48 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts

On March 12, 2017, Valerie Wampler lead a very successful shibori dyeing workshop. Take a look at the pictures below, and read more about the process on member Edie Eckman's blog.

Beginner's Shuttle Tatting!

posted Apr 7, 2016, 6:51 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts

Come join us for our exciting May workshop!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016; 10am-4pm

at Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community, 751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville 22901

$15 for Members; $40 for Non-members (Children must be 12 years old or older.)

Participants provide their own lunch and beverage.

Pictures and recording are allowed.


Tatting is a handcrafting technique used to make simple yet beautiful lace.  Tatted lace is used to embellish garments, collars, jewelry, holiday ornaments, home decorations, bridal presents and more!

This is a shuttle tatting beginners class, each student will learn the basic stitches in the technique, foundation for larger projects: single and double knots, picots, joins, tatted rings and chains. At the end of the class each student will be able to create a beautiful tatted motif that can be used alone or as a foundation for larger projects.


Supplies each participant needs to bring:

1 or 2 Tatting Shuttles

2 Balls in contrasting colors of

Red Heart Fashion Crochet Thread Size 3 or

DMC Petra Crochet Cotton Thread Size 5.


Sewing Needle

Crochet Hook Size 5

Needle Threader

1 4x5-inch Index Card




Please download and/or print the following booklet and bring to class:

DMC Library Tatting (Available for free download at:



Email cvillefiberarts@gmail.com for additional information and to register to attend!

Fidget Quilt Donation

posted Dec 27, 2015, 1:48 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts   [ updated Dec 27, 2015, 1:49 PM ]

Look at all of the fantastic fidget quilts the guild was able to donate to Our Lady of Peace this year!  Thank you to all of the members that took the time to make a quilt (or two) towards the nearly two dozen we donated!

Creative Bags!

posted Mar 31, 2015, 4:10 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts

In March 2015, Anne Breaud introduced us to a whole new world of bags!  She gave us a demonstration program of making fabric bags appropriate for many uses and scalable in size.  She provided handouts with step-by-step directions and patterns for several types of pocketed, lined, washable bags for all your carry-around projects.  Throughout the demonstration, Anne also provided a wealth of general sewing tips and techniques.
Enjoy the photos below:

Beautiful Quilts!

posted Apr 28, 2013, 10:03 AM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts

At our March meeting, Kristin LaFlamme, CFAG member and quilter extraordinaire, presented a retrospective of her work with commentary on her history as an artist and quilter, the influences of her work, and techniques.  She had a solo show at a gallery in Germany and she currently has pieces in an exhibit that is featured at several international sites. Kristin describes her work as moving from art quilts to conceptual art, as was illustrated by her moving apron series, which she characterizes as “Narrative Textiles. Recently accepted as an Associate Member of the McGuffy Art Center, Kristin’s work will be exhibited locally this year in the McGuffy annual group and holiday shows. She will have a solo show at McGuffy in 2014. Kristin ended with this advice: “Celebrate the fabric and what each has to say. The most important thing is the message.”

Below are a few images from the event:

February 2013

posted Feb 12, 2013, 4:32 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 5:05 PM ]

In February Margaret Radcliffe came to teach four knitting workshops.  We learned all about how to finish our projects with ease and how to conquer those dreaded knitting disasters.  Many were also excited to see how easily they could knit with multiple yarns through helix knitting.

January 2013

posted Feb 12, 2013, 4:32 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts   [ updated Feb 17, 2013, 1:31 PM ]

This month we had a workshop on quilting!

Valerie Wampler presented a quilt piecing workshop.  Under her guidance and direction, participants used a clever technique to create curved-edge leaves from folded triangles and straight cuts.

December 2012

posted Feb 12, 2013, 4:31 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts   [ updated Feb 17, 2013, 1:37 PM ]

At our December meeting we had our annual potluck and ornament exchange!

Look at all of the beautiful handmade ornaments!

September 2012

posted Feb 12, 2013, 4:30 PM by Charlottesville Fiber Arts

We had a great time at our September workshop.  We visited Kid Hollow Farm and dyed our own skeins of yarn.  A special thanks to Pat Harder for hosting and teaching us all about how she dyes her beautiful yarn!

But before we get to the dyeing a quick look at the adorable angora goats that Kid Hollow is known for…

And now onto the dyeing!  First we started with our natural colored yarn in a tray:

Next we added all of the color before putting the yarn in the oven!

After baking for a little while, we were able to take out our (still steaming!) new yarn:

After a quick rinse and spin, our yarn is ready!

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