Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beginning Friday, November 6: THE Fiber Arts Sale of the Year!

Every year, members of the Weavers' Guild of Rochester put forth their best work in a three-day holiday sale -- and it continues to grow in popularity. Last year, we moved to a new home: a gorgeous late 19th century mansion on East Avenue, the Century Club, and it was a great success.

Here are the details: The show hours are Friday, November 6, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There's free admission, free parking, major credit cards accepted. Also, we'll have demonstrations of a variety of fiber arts techniques and a fashion show on Friday evening.

Among the items on sale: handwoven garments and accessories, jewelry, felted and knitted garments, hand-dyed and hand-painted silk scarves, bags, ceramics, wall art, and much more.

And here are a few of the items I will have on sale.

A wool swing jacket inspired by African mud cloth designs

 A silk organza wrap dyed in indigo

A handwoven scarf of hand-dyed silk ribbons

Weavers' Guild members will be on hand to help you as you shop. Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Next Saturday, October 17: Show and Sale at Temple B'rith Kodesh. Hope to See You There!

Free parking, free admission, all sales benefit Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) and the Temple B'rith Kodesh Sisterhood. All the artists there will be donating an item -- and here's what I think I will be sacrificing for the cause:

It's a generously sized scarf in a cotton/silk blend, ombre-dyed in onion skins and indigo. The colors of a summer garden. (I know, I know, summer is over, but we can always look forward to the next one, right?)

Here are a few items I will be selling in my booth:

A handwoven, hand-dyed, silk ribbon scarf

A machine-knitted "crinkle" scarf in fine wool/stainless steel yarn

A silk gauze shawl hand-dyed in indigo and then discharged using arashi-shibori techniques

Temple B'rith Kodesh is on Elmwood Avenue in Brighton, not far from the Twelve Corners. The sale begins Saturday evening and runs through Sunday. Lots of great artists and a wonderful indoor setting. Thanks for reading!

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