Fiber Arts Collective


March 2022 Newsletter

March Feature: Eco-Silk Artist Nani Pacal Developed by Nani Pacal, eco-silk-art is delicately layered silk collage on elephant poo paper. A typical image is made from hundreds of individual silk pieces. Nani and her mum hand-color the silk using plant-based dyes and a steaming process that captures imprints of leaves and flowers. They source sustainably

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Juneteenth Newsletter 2021

Happy Independence Day, Dear Reader! You may be thinking that this newsletter is a whole month early, because Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. The Independence Day referred to here is one that, although having been a tradition for over 150 years, is recently gaining more widespread recognition and being celebrated as a National Holiday: Juneteenth. The

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All About Pockets – April Challenge Before reading The Pocket—A Hidden History of Women’s Lives by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux, I had given zero thought to how pockets have changed over the centuries nor to what they communicate about individual wearers and entire cultures. Having read the book, I feel both illuminated and in need of bigger, better pockets in all

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February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter Dear Friends, As this new year takes shape under continuing pandemic restrictions, the Fiber Arts Collective continues to look ways to grow and serve our community. We continue selling greetings cards as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Talent School District Fire Relief Fund, and we also carry Robbin Pearce’s embroidered reminder to wash

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