In July 2020, Tanya Bemis gathered together a group of fiber artists in Lithia Park to discuss the possibility of starting a Fiber Arts Collective in an available building in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Out of that meeting, in the middle of a pandemic, an amazing community resource was born. In a short time it has become a creative inspiration to fiber and textile artists throughout the area, offering a fabric store and an art gallery space for fiber artisans in its Ashland location. Once the pandemic is over, the Fiber Arts Collective will offer classes and resources for the community. Meanwhile it supports local social justice issues and encourages efforts to recycle and upcycle fiber resources.
Stay tuned for a great future!!
Tanya Bemis, Fiber Arts Collective Founder and owner of Cloth and Sundries Fabric Store.