Scheduled Events

Mom in Red Scarf. © Jan Holzbauer

Mom in Red Scarf.
© Jan Holzbauer
“Handweavers’ Guild of America Award”
FiberWorks 2016

Monthly Meetings

Oklahoma City:
September through May: Second Thursday, 7:00 pm at The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn, OKC

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


2016 – 2017
Meeting Schedule, Oklahoma City chapter

September 8 How I Spent My Summer: an open show and tell session. Bring your finished and unfinished work, pictures, project ideas, etc. to share
October 13  Nuno Felting. Janice Filler and Karen Collier will present different ways to felt wool roving and silk (or other) cloth to make versatile, interesting fabric.
November 10 Leigh Martin will present her beautiful, intricate knitted botanical creations and talk about her recent body of work.
December 8 Kanuni Yilmaz of the Turkish Raindrop House in OKC will talk about the traditional Turkish art of Water Marbling on Paper
January 12 Andrea Kissinger will give us New Year’s inspiration on the top of decluttering and streamlining / simplifying your stash.
February 9 Toni Swayze will show us how to manipulate colorful paper strips into fascinating works of art with the traditional craft of quilling.
March 9 Gayle Curry: Combining wax and paper Gayle will demonstrate how to create mixed media flowers using encaustic monotypes, folding, cutting and embroidery techniques.
April 13 Jennifer Byram, from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Historic Preservation department, will talk about her research into pre-contact, traditional Choctaw textiles. At the meeting we will be processing stalks of dogbane, a bast fiber plant that grows in SE Oklahoma, into fibers for spinning and weaving.
May 11  


2016 – 2017
Meeting Schedule, Tulsa chapter

August 9 Janet Hoetzel will be doing a program on Ice Dyeing. Please bring in any Ice Dying you have done in the past for Show and Tell.
September 13 Rita Barnhardt will be presenting on rust – bring any items you have rust-dyed and other pieces you’d like to show and share.
December 13 The December 13th meeting for FAO will be a holiday gathering at the home of Denise Paglio from 6-?. All members, Tulsa and Oklahoma, are invited for a fun filled evening. Please bring a homemade gift (or a $10-$15 value) for a “Dirty Santa” exchange. There will be food and drink provided. RSVP to Denise at Her address is 3500 W Queens Street, Broken Arrow.
January 10 Tour of FabLab — 7th and Lewis in Tulsa.  They have a 3-D printer as well as wonderful tools to help you make things (like frames, knitting needles, sock stretchers, etc.) from wood and plexiglass.
February 14 Rubbings on fabric – Peggy Frye   People can bring something to make their own rubbing (fabric and something hard to rub).
March 14 Using Social Media – Thom Crowe.  Thom and his wife Christine, a fiber artist, are owners of Made.   They organized Indie Emporium, an annual art/craft show of hand-made items from local artists.
April 11 – Local artist Taylor Painter-Wolfe will talk about felting and her current work (she has had works exhibited at AHHA, TAC and 108 Contemporary)
May 9 Photographing your work (no speaker yet)
June 13

How to fill out the online Fiberworks application, attach photos, etc.