About

 

Fiber Artists of Oklahoma (FAO) is made up of individuals interested in sharing knowledge and promoting appreciation of all aspects of fiber art, including weaving, spinning, embroidery, knitting, crochet, knotting, basketry, felting, quilting, papermaking, dyeing, rug hooking, lace-making, and mixed media collage.  Skill levels of members range from novice to expert, with some members experimenting as hobbyists, and others working as professionals.The organization sponsors and produces Fiberworks, a major annual juried fiber art show featuring Oklahoma artists .  Members of FAO also participate in various activities during the year to encourage, support, and inform persons interested in fiber art.

Our History:

Fiber Artists of  Oklahoma, formerly the Hand Weavers League of Oklahoma, was formed in 1976 by a group of hand weavers who first met in Norman, Oklahoma.  Officers were elected, by-laws were written, and the first newsletter was published.   In 1978, the organization initiated Fiberworks, a major juried fiber art show that has since become an annual event. In 1984 the group began meeting in Oklahoma City and became a statewide organization.  A Certificate of Incorporation to become a non-profit [(501(c) (3)] group was filed and approved in 1985.  The Hand Weavers League was renamed Fiber Artists of Oklahoma in 2006 to better reflect the broader focus of the organization.

Meeting Times

Oklahoma City: (September – June, yearly)
Second Thursday, 7:00 pm at The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn, Oklahoma City

Tulsa: (Monthly, Year Round)
Second Tuesday, at 6:00 pm at B-Sew-Inn, Farm Shopping Center, 51st & Sheridan, Tulsa

Officers 2016-2017

President Denise Paglio
Treasurer Janice Filler
Membership Karen Rose
Secretary Karen Collier (Oklahoma City)
  Patricia Brant (Tulsa)
Historian Barbara Klein
Newsletter Editor  
Program Coordinators (OKC)
  (Tulsa)
FIBERWORKS 2016 Co-Chairs Karen Collier
Sue Sullivan
Janice Filler
 
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Extravagance of Patterns
©Lyn Lucas
Winner “Excellence in Handweaving”
FiberWorks 2016