What is this group? Well it is a group of like minded folks who are interested in the fiber arts and their tools they use. The idea of creating this group was thought up by myself and Gwenn Lasswell at our last EAIA Annual conference in Quebec City. Gwenn and I and several other usually get together at our annual conference and talk about our weaving, knitting, spinning, quilting and or other fiber art activities. We realized there are many women and men who are EAIA members who enjoy doing and learning about the fiber arts and the tools used to create these handmade items. So why not create a specialty group for this.
Lots of my EAIA friends knows that I am a weaver, spinner and dyer and I just love collecting textile tools like old scissors. EAIA member Florence Feldman Wood is a spinner and weaver who has specializes in old and unique spinning wheels and writes a publication called The Spinning Wheel Sleuth. Gwenn Lasswell is a knitter, spinner and a weaver who is interested in learning more about all of this. So why not get together and compare notes!
In Quebec Gwenn and I announced that we were collecting members names to include in this sub group. Our goal, is to collectively create a data base of interesting fiber related articles to publish in the Chronicle, Shavings and on our EAIA web site. We can, at our annual conference organize a time and place where this group could meet and share ideas, techniques and demonstrate our specialties to one another. Gwenn and I thought that since next years EAIA conference will be at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village we should get this group organized. I have been to Pleasant Hill and it has a rich history in fiber. What a wonderful place to start!
This group is open to all members who are interested in the fiber arts and the tool used. We are wanting to include all weavers, spinners, knitters, quilters, rug hookers, embroiders and basket makers. Did I forget a group? Just let me know if you want to be a part of this and send an email to me, Pam Howard – firstname.lastname@example.org