Fiber Arts Collective

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 our hands. All sale proceeds of this artwork will be donated to the Maslow Project. Learn more about this organization at www.maslowproject.com.

The Fiber Arts Collective is also pleased to announce that Judy Butler, a life-long garment sewist and knitter, will be scheduling one-on-one advisory sessions to help you with your sewing and knitting challenges.  Having problems reading a sewing or knitting pattern?  Can’t decide the best size for you?  Can’t decide what fabric or yarn will work best with a pattern?  Want to know how to fix an oops?  Looking to increase your arsenal of skills and techniques?  You and Judy will work together to solve your dilemma and to ensure you have increased your sewing or knitting knowledge and abilities.   

Scheduled sessions will be held at the Fibers Arts Collective when our gallery is closed to the public.  The cost is $20 per hour.  To schedule a session contact Judy at jleesbutler@charter.net of 908-803-8602.  All Covid-19 protocols will be observed in the Collective: masks must be worn, social distancing will be maintained while in the store, and sewing machines will be sanitizing before the session.

In Print:  Did you catch Ella Riley Adams’ article in Vogue in which the Fiber Arts Collective was mentioned? We were thrilled to get a nod from this former Ashland resident in her article about the changing values in the fashion world. Check it out here:  https://www.vogue.com/article/growing-up-in-style-ella-riley-adams.

In Film:  We’re enjoying the Netflix series called “Repair Shop” – we already want to expand our space so as to invite more artisans and craftspeople to work together under one roof. 

Please drop us a line and let us know which books and films are inspiring your creative work. We’d love to hear from you.

 “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” ~ Carl Sanburg