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Please excuse our dust! We’re just settling in to our new and improved website. In the coming weeks, this site will become your resource for information on upcoming and past meetings, Membership, Guild contacts and fiber arts happenings around Connecticut.
In the meantime, please join us at our April meeting:
Our next meeting is on Saturday, April 6. Meeting runs from 8:30 to 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT.
with Robin Russo
By popular request, we will be welcoming Robin Russo and her “Silk Paper” course for our April program. Ms. Russo has become a beloved mentor for the Guild, teaching us several classes over the years.
Here is a description of the Silk Paper class in Ms. Russo’s own words:
”Also called silk fusion or silk felt, it has been a very popular technique for some years and the final products have been used in many different ways. My silk paper class teaches how to make the paper and allows participants to explore this technique in their own way.”
The course will allow participants to be creative in their explorations of color and surface embellishment.
The materials fee will be $20 per person, and will include a handout packet and all of the silk, mediums, embellishments and other items necessary for the class. This fee should be paid directly to Ms. Russo on the day of the program.
Several words to the wise: this program requires a lot of table space, so we are estimating we will only have room for about 40 people to participate. If you would like to participate, please come early, as participation will be first-come, first-served. Also, the program involves the use of several mediums that have odors, so if you are particularly sensitive to smells, this may not be the program for you. We will be using materials such as Mod Podge, textile mediums, PVA glue and water-based acrylic varnish.
Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont, and she teaches spinning, dyeing, felting, and working with exotic fibers. She has taught at numerous gatherings of spinners, weavers, knitters and historical societies. She has been a fiber enthusiast for decades and takes every opportunity to explore its potential.
Directions to the meeting can be found here.