Athens Fibercraft Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers who share their talents. Meetings are held on the second Tuesdays of the months September through June at 12:30 pm at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601 and feature programs about the fiber arts.  Everyone is invited and is welcome to bring any fiber craft that you have made for show and tell.  There will be an opportunity to join the guild if interested.

The February 12, 2018 meeting will be held at the Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia (300 S Hull St, Athens, GA 30605.)  The program will be on Turkish Fabrics presented by Glen Kaufman, Emeritus Professor, UGA Fabric Design Department. His lecture will include textiles from the “Kaufman” Collection which has a very diverse group of Turkish material that was collected in Turkey by a former MFA student, Diane Mott.  These include items of apparel, handwoven bags, straps and trappings for animals, an Evil Eye protector, a man’s bath scrubber plus numerous fragments.  Weaving techniques include weft and warp patterning, and knotted pile.  Non-woven processes include braiding, wrapping, lace embellishment and complex looping.

Bringing together professional and amateur artists alike, the Athens Fibercraft Guild is home to a network of knitters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, quilters and other fiber artists.  Text inquiries to 678-772-5138.

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