CVFG 2023 IN-PERSON Monthly Craft-in/Spin-in

Join us for an informal IN-PERSON craft-in/spin in the first Sunday of each month, September – May. All are welcome!

January 8 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for an informal craft-in/spin. NOTE the January 2023 Craft-In will be on the second Sunday since the first Sunday is New Years Day.

All are welcome! Bring your wheel, loom, or other portable fiber art to work on, get help, or play.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • In-person meetings may be moved outdoors or canceled depending on COVID numbers.
  • If meeting indoors, all attendees must follow the guidelines of our host regarding mask-wearing and use of facilities, regardless of individual vaccination status.
  • We will continue to have virtual monthly meetings on Zoom in 2022, even when in-person craft-ins resume, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

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Date:
January 8
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Email:
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1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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CVFG 2023 VIRTUAL Monthly Meeting

See the newsletter for this month’s topic. We will have announcements, a program, then time for show & tell. All are welcome!

January 15 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meeting on Zoom, except June when we will hold our Annual Business Meeting, and we take July and August off as a Summer break.  Most months we will have a demo or program, and we’ll have time for show and tell and discussion.  Meetings with a program WILL be recorded and posted on the Guild Meeting Recordings page on the website. Some speakers only allow us to post the recordings for a limited time, so be sure to check them out shortly after the meeting date.

All are welcome! Members, check the newsletter for the Zoom link.  Guests, please email for an invite.

NOTE: We will continue to have monthly meetings on Zoom in addition to our  in-person craft-ins, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

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Date:
January 15
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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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CVFG 2023 IN-PERSON Monthly Craft-in/Spin-in

Join us for an informal IN-PERSON craft-in/spin in the first Sunday of each month, September – May. All are welcome!

February 5 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for an informal craft-in/spin in the first Sunday of each month except we take July and August off as Summer break, and sometimes October if our date is the same as FFF.

All are welcome! Bring your wheel, loom, or other portable fiber art to work on, get help, or play.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • In-person meetings may be moved outdoors or canceled depending on COVID numbers.
  • If meeting indoors, all attendees must follow the guidelines of our host regarding mask-wearing and use of facilities, regardless of individual vaccination status.
  • We will continue to have virtual monthly meetings on Zoom, along with in-person craft-ins, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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CVFG
Email:
programs@cvfg.org
Website:
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1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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CVFG Monthly Meeting 2022 – VIRTUAL

See the newsletter for this month’s topic. We will have announcements, a program then time for show & tell. All are welcome!

November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

History of the Southern Highland Craft Guild
with Janet Wiseman

Find out more about the Southern Highland Craft Guild at www.southernhighlandguild.org/.

Meetings with a program WILL be recorded and posted on the Guild Meeting Recordings page on the website.

All are welcome! Members, check the newsletter for the Zoom link.  Guests, please email for an invite.

NOTE: We will continue to have monthly meetings on Zoom in addition to our  in-person craft-ins, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

Details

Date:
November 20, 2022
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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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CVFG
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CVFG Monthly Meeting 2022 – VIRTUAL

We will have announcements, demos, show & tell, and time for making. All are welcome!

October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Bookbinding and Materials Life Cycle Demo
with Laura Purvis

Learn two different techniques for creating basic bound books with a short discussion on using hand-spun threads, fabrics, and other on-hand materials to reimagine scraps that might be around your studio. Open-spine sewing techniques result in books widely ranging from practical to sculptural that highlight the physical structure of the binding method. These methods invite the addition of fabrics, beads, and other materials for endless experimentation.

The meeting WILL be recorded.

All are welcome! Members, check the newsletter for the Zoom link.  Guests, please email for an invite.

NOTE: We will continue to have monthly meetings on Zoom in addition to our  in-person craft-ins, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

Details

Date:
October 16, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Organizer

CVFG
Email:
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CVFG NO Monthly Craft-in due to FFF

We will have announcements, demos, show & tell, and time for making. All are welcome!

October 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for an informal craft-in/spin in the first Sunday of each month except either May or June when we will hold our Annual Business Meeting and elections on Zoom (depends on MDSW dates), and we take July and August off as Summer break.

All are welcome! Bring your wheel, loom, or other portable fiber art to work on, get help, or play.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • In-person meetings may be moved outdoors or canceled depending on COVID numbers.
  • If meeting indoors, all attendees must follow the guidelines of our host regarding mask-wearing and use of facilities, regardless of individual vaccination status.
  • We will continue to have virtual monthly meetings on Zoom in 2022, even when in-person craft-ins resume, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

Details

Date:
October 2, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Organizer

CVFG
Email:
programs@cvfg.org
Website:
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1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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Natural Dyes: Primaries to the Rainbow with Sarah Tremaine

Natural dyes are naturally harmonious because they are composed of complex mixes of plant dyes. This workshop will introduce you to using primary colors to achieve a rainbow of naturally vibrant color for your fiber and fabric projects.

September 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am 4:30 pm

Natural dyes are naturally harmonious because they are composed of complex mixes inherent in plant material. This workshop will introduce you to using primary colors to achieve a rainbow of naturally vibrant color for your fiber and fabric projects. Different students will use different materials for developing their rainbow, giving us all a glimpse of even greater diversity of colors available.

You will take home a host of color swatches/samples AND I will include an opportunity for you to dye either a short-sleeve t-shirt or up to a yard of fabric as your final project with your own favorite natural dye (details after sign up). Students will also have a special opportunity to access my online natural dye course, to support you after the workshop & open even more natural dye lessons. It should be an exciting day!

Scroll down for the registration form.

Questions: Email programs@cvfg.org.

Location: In-person at Sunset Farm Studio in Crozet.

Skill Level: This is a fast paced class, fine for beginning dyers who embrace complexity and experienced dyers who want to expand their palate into natural dyes.

Cost: $130 members / $140 non-members.
Materials Fee: $40, paid to instructor in class.

Class Size: Max 10 students

Things to bring: Apron, notebook for notes, fabric (1yd max) or t-shirt you’d like to dye (I will provide video instructions on how to prepare this for the workshop & a few other things), a bag lunch.

About Sarah: Sarah Tremaine is a textile artist creating wearable art. Her work seeks to transform our relationship with what we wear by designing and hand-making non-toxic, sustainably made wearable art, using local and organically grown materials, when possible. She applies the techniques of nuno felting and natural dyeing to create one-of-a-kind seamless, reversible felted garments. She designs and hand makes garments by wet felting the finest merino roving and other natural fibers into silk fabric to create versatile tops, tunics, dresses and skirts, that are strong, lightweight and soft. She uses natural dyes for her materials; the colors are rich, complex, long lasting and inherently harmonious. She designs and creates garment styles that are simple so that the handmade textiles and surface designs are the focus of the art pieces. All of her work is grounded in her science background, inspired by the ever changing beauty of nature and a passion for environmental sustainability. Visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahtremaine.com. Find her classes at learn.sarahtremaine.com, Instagram @SarahTremaineDesign.

Sign up here – the deadline to sign up is September 3, 2022 at 6 p.m. EDT:

5026 Jones Mill Rd
Crozet, Virginia 22932 United States
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CVFG 2022 Yard Sale/Swap – CANCELED

May 22, 2022 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUE TO THE LOW NUMBER OF SIGN UPS FOR THE SALE/SWAP WE WILL CANCEL IN MAY AND TRY AGAIN THIS FALL, PROBABLY IN NOVEMBER.

We’ve set a date for our Spring Fiber Yard Sale/Swap on May 22nd, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Charlottesville (near Hollymead).

Clear out your stash and craft rooms and find new homes for fiber, yarn, fabric, beads, tools, equipment, books, magazines, and whatever fiber art-related items need to get out of your house. Sell, Swap, or give it away! We only ask that items be in useable or repairable condition. Please no musty/moldy yarn and magazines!

Buyers, come find bargains, and remember one maker’s discard is another maker’s treasure!

Not in the Charlottesville area?
Remember the guild’s classifieds for sale, free, or in-search-of. View the classifieds here: https://cvfg.org/resources/buy-sell-iso/
Place an ad here: https://cvfg.org/classifieds/place-ad

Details:

  • Doors will open to sellers for set up at 1:00 p.m., and to buyers at 1:30 p.m.
  • All transactions are between sellers and buyers. Bring cash and checks, the guild will not have change.
  • Currently masks are optional at PLC, and for those on the cautious side, we can set up tables outside as well as in the Fellowship Hall as long as it’s not raining.

Questions? Email programs@cvfg.org.

To help us with planning and setting up tables, please fill out this RSVP form to let us know what you plan to bring (don’t worry, if you show up last minute, that’s fine too, just give us a little more time to get you set up):

1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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Scotchtown Fiber Festival

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Clothos has invited CVFG members to join them for demos at Scotchtown!

Bring your family and join us as we celebrate spring, the shearing of the sheep, and fiber production at Scotchtown! Our program is growing and this year we have so much more to enjoy! 

Sheep shearer Dave from Delly’s Delights Farms will be here answering all your questions about our sheep, the process of shearing, and the important role of preparing the fleece for dyeing and spinning.

Members from Clothos Handspinners guild, an educational non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia, will be on-site demonstrating the process of wool production including carding, spinning, and dyeing. 

Other activities to enjoy throughout the day!
* Sheepdog herding demonstrations
* Open House Tours
* Children’s activities area
* Demonstrations in the hearth kitchen featuring our spring garden
* Market area with local crafters and vendors
* Food trucks 

The open-house tour and fiber festival programs are both included at $8 for students, $9 for Senior/AAA/Military, and $10 for General Admission. Preservation Virginia members and children 6 and under are free. You may purchase advance tickets online to avoid the lines or in person at the event.

Event link: https://preservationvirginia.org/events/scotchtown-fiber-festival/.

16120 Chiswell Ln
Beaverdam, Virginia 23015
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CVFG Monthly Meeting 2022 – VIRTUAL

We will have announcements, demos, show & tell, and time for making. All are welcome!

January 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meeting on Zoom, except either May or June when we will hold our Annual Business Meeting (depends on MDSW dates), and we take July and August off as a Summer break.  Most months we will have a demo or program, and we’ll have time for show and tell and discussion.

All are welcome! Members, check the newsletter for the Zoom link.  Guests, please email for an invite.

NOTE: We will continue to have monthly meetings on Zoom in 2022, even when in-person craft-ins resume, both for those from out of the Charlottesville area and those who don’t wish to attend in person.

Questions, email programs@cvfg.org.

Details

Date:
January 2, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Series:
Event Category:
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Organizer

CVFG
Email:
programs@cvfg.org
Website:
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