Our March and April meetings will be at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, on March 19th at 10 AM. Social time begins at 9:30. The public is welcome.

March 19

    The program will be: How to Make Fabric from Scraps, led by Phillenore Howard

    We all end up with scraps any time we use fabric. If it happens to be handwoven,

    or hand-dyed, or just favorite pieces from quilting, we tend to save them.

    They accumulate. What to do. I'll demonstrate and show examples of a simple way to

    create interesting secondary fabric that can be made into a vest, a tote, or even a pillow.

    John Garrett will dove-tail with Phillenore’s program to talk about some ideas he has for our BLUE exhibition project.

April 16

    String bags and cordage as made by Australian Aboriginal basket makers by John Garrett

    In 2013 I spent some months in Australia on a fellowship as a Visiting Basket Artist. During that time at the National Basketry Gathering, I took a workshop from a couple of Aboriginal                 basket makers where I learned how to make cordage and string bags. After showing you some string bags I have collected, I will show you the methods I learned in Australia. Hands On                  Time!!  All materials and tools provided. We will be using raffia and fabric strips. Just bring your nimble fingers.

    Non-members welcome!