May 18, 2024 Guild Meeting

On Saturday May 18th we will have a free Batik Workshop during our BRFGmeeting located at the Western Watauga Community Center 

Our plan is to draw and/or stamp patterns with hot melted wax onto a precut white fabric the size of a scarf. Participants will use up to 2 prepared dye baths to dye the waxed fabric creating an awesome resist of your design.

We are limited to two colors for the entire group.

*If you plan to attend the batik workshop, please RSVP to Susan Payne @ Include your 2 dye color preferences from the list below. * We will tally the responses and prepare the top 2 choices of dye baths in advance.

Be prepared to stay until 1:30 pm, but we should be ddone earlier.

*What to bring*:

 Your lunch & drink.
Plastic bag or something leakproof to take home your wet dyed batik.
Plastic gloves, apron, and wear old clothes to protect you from the dye.

 *Dye Colors* – Include your vote for 2 color choices with your RSVP

Vermillion (red)

April 20, 2024 Guild Meeting

Our next guild meeting will be this Saturday at the Western Watauga Community Center. Come early at 10 to socialize and the meeting will begin promptly at 10:30. Deborah Carroll will be giving a talk on Tapestry Weaving which I can’t wait to hear and view her beautiful samples.

BRFG January 20, 2024 Meeting

Reminder:  The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will meet this Saturday January 20 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Please join between 10:15 and 10:30 to ensure that you have your video on and know how to mute your audio. 

After the general meeting, we will split up into the four Standing Committees to finish planning programs, exhibits, shows, and special events; tackle membership, hospitality, and communications issues; and plan budgets.  We will then return to report back to the full Guild.  A committee list with responsibilities is attached. 

January and February Guild Meetings

Our January and February Guild Meetings will both be online meetings using Zoom. The link to the meeting will be emailed about a week before the meeting so check your email for more details.

Weaving Class Projects

Here are some pictures from the weaving class of projects that were recently completed. We have
Sherrie Pitts Table Runner :

and Mary Valante’s Scarf

September Guild Meeting

We will meet on Saturday (9/16) at the Watauga Art Council with a Social Get together beginning at 10 AM. The meeting will start at 10:30.

Our Program:

Mona Alderson will be sharing photo highlights from her April 2023 Fiber Tour of Bali, Indonesia.  Her two week trip included visiting remote weaving villages, a tour of a batik factory (and opportunity to dye her own fabric), a visit to an indigo dye studio (more dyeing), and shopping for everything from buttons to rare double indigo weavings. Mona will also share have items she purchased on the trip.  Bonus:  we will have a door prize from Bali for those attending in person.

Jones House Gallery for August – Susan Payne

Susan Payne will be the featured artist at the Jones House for August. She will host a reception on Friday, August 4th starting at 5PM.

Susan Payne Music Painting

Susan Payne has a storied background as an artist and art educator in Virginia and North Carolina. Now retired and living in Boone, Susan recognizes and appreciates the strong sense of community in this region. From backroads and mountaintops, to bluegrass concerts and farmers’ markets, to the view from her porch, sources of inspiration come in many forms.

Rendering in acrylics and oils, Susan explores the emotional aspect of color, using it to capture her personal voice and the memories evoked within the community. Grateful to live in a town that embraces emerging artists, Susan has enjoyed opportunities to exhibit in Edgewood Cottage, the Blue Ridge Art Spaces, the Florence Thomas Art School, among other community galleries.