Fiber Arts Collective

January 2022 News

January 2022 News

We are slowly transitioning into 2022, making room for new projects, and staying closed for First Friday Art Walk this January. However, new artwork by Nature and Wildlife Artist Pam Haunschild will be on display in mid-January, and she will join us for February’s First Friday Art Walk. Please mark your calendar for February 4th, 2022.

Selvedge World Fair Showing:

On Wednesday, January 26th, at 3:30 pm, we will share the recording of Selvedge World Fair’s Barkcloth, Textile and Fibre Arts presentation, hosted by The World Crafts Council, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Please email us to reserve your spot. Attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members. Maximum seating will be 6 people, and attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated (boosted) and masked.

Farrah’s News:

Towards our goal of making room for new projects, Farrah is offering 50% off all of her remaining refurbished furniture. Come check out her beautiful pieces and see more photos on her Facebook page.

Jzionna’s News:

Gift certificates are now available for Jzionna’s alteration services. Valentine’s Day ❤️ is right around the corner — consider gifting someone a repair of a beloved garment (in addition to giving chocolate). Or give yourself the gift of prolonging the life of your favorite jacket whose zipper gave out. Practice loving the planet by hiring Jzionna for your garment repair needs.

Workspace News:

We are taking steps to create another fiber artist workspace under our roof. One more lucky maker will be able to set up studio and join our community of creators. Will it be YOU? You are a good fit if you are:

1) An artist who works with fibers of some sort (we have a broad and generous definition of fiber arts)
2) Honest, trustworthy, and reliable
3) Creative and cooperative
4) Friendly and sociable

The space is adjacent to other workspaces. The artist may bring in their own tools and equipment, will have access to shared tools and amenities, and may have the option to show artwork in our gallery.  Please contact us to learn more.

We’re big fans of poetess Amanda Gorman, because, among other reasons, she promotes mending, binding, and making!

‘New Day’s Lyric’

–by Amanda Gorman, Dec 31, 2021

May this be the day
We come together.
Mourning, we come to mend,
Withered, we come to weather,
Torn, we come to tend,
Battered, we come to better.
Tethered by this year of yearning,
We are learning
That though we weren’t ready for this,
We have been readied by it.
We steadily vow that no matter
How we are weighed down,
We must always pave a way forward.
This hope is our door, our portal.
Even if we never get back to normal,
Someday we can venture beyond it,
To leave the known and take the first steps.
So let us not return to what was normal,
But reach toward what is next.
What was cursed, we will cure.
What was plagued, we will prove pure.
Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree,
Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee,
Where we weren’t aware, we’re now awake;
Those moments we missed
Are now these moments we make,
The moments we meet,
And our hearts, once all together beaten,
Now all together beat.
Come, look up with kindness yet,
For even solace can be sourced from sorrow.
We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday,
But to take on tomorrow.
We heed this old spirit,
In a new day’s lyric,
In our hearts, we hear it:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
Be bold, sang Time this year,
Be bold, sang Time,
For when you honor yesterday,
Tomorrow ye will find.
Know what we’ve fought
Need not be forgot nor for none.
It defines us, binds us as one,
Come over, join this day just begun.
For wherever we come together,
We will forever overcome.

Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.