Plain and Fancy Stitches with Moira and Ellen MacAvoy

Learn applique and a variety of embroidery stitches while making a wool felt pincushion.

March 26 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Plain and Fancy Stitches with Moira and Ellen MacAvoy

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In this class you will learn how to make a wool felt pincushion using applique and a variety of embroidery stitches. When the project is worked as shown it is a basic wool applique class with basic and intermediate level embroidery. We will offer simpler alternatives for some of the stitches to make this class suitable for all levels. It would be helpful to have experience with basic hand sewing, but the only real requirement is that you be able to thread an embroidery needle, either with or without a needle threader.

Class Time/Location:  March 26, 2023, 1 – 4 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church (Charlottesville, near Hollymead)

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate. The class samples are intermediate-level embroidery when worked as shown, but can be adapted for less experienced embroiderers as we offer substitutions for the more complicated stitches.

Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members. Plus Materials Fee $15 paid directly to instructors at class.

Class Size: Max 20 students

Deadline to Register: March 19, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Questions:  Email programs@cvfg.org

Supplies: All supplies provided by instructors for a Materials Fee of $15.

About the Instructors:

Moira and Ellen MacAvoy have been sewing and embroidering since childhood.

In addition to garment making and other utility sewing, Moira has specialized in traditional hand embroidery techniques, both counted thread and free style. She has a Master Craftsman certification in Crewel Embroidery from the Embroiderers Guild of America.

Ellen has been quilting for more than 40 years, and her exploration of decorative arts has ranged from sewing custom clothing, to making theatrical costumes, to fashioning art dolls, to exploring mixed media, to adding dimensional ribbon work and surface embroidery to a variety of projects.

Together they enjoy designing and teaching hand applique and embroidery.

Find them on Instagram and TikTok as: @macavoysisters
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1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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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!

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.

Details

Date:
January 8
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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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
Time:
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:
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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
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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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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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:
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1510 Broad Crossing Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States
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Felt Folk Dolls – CANCELED

Learn to wrap, make and dress two small dolls based on Salley Mavor’s Wee Felt Folk.

November 13, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Felt Folk Dolls class has been canceled. For more information, email programs@cvfg.org.

Felt Folk Dolls with Susan Haines

Learn to wrap, make and dress two small dolls based on Salley Mavor’s Wee Felt Folk. One doll will be 4″ dressed as an angel, and the other 2 1/2″ and dressed as an elf.

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Skill Level: MUST have nimble fingers and ability to work small. This class is not suggested for anyone with hand issues.

Cost: $40 members/$45 non-members.

Materials Fee: $10, paid directly to instructor at class

Class Size: Max 8 students

Supplies:

  • Favorite scissors for cutting small bits of felt
  • 6″ or 12″ ruler or tape measure
  • Thimble if you use one
  • Any bits of lace, felt, ribbon or roving you may want to personalize your doll
  • Snacks and/or drinks for break
  • Patience 😉

Questions:  Email programs@cvfg.org


About Susan:  Susan has been sewing and surrounded by textiles most of her life. In high school she worked at a fabric store and in college majored in clothing and textiles which led to a job managing stores full of clothing and textiles of all sorts and varieties. In the last decade Susan has started sharing her passion for all things textilery, fibery and fun, leading classes for kids to adults.

Find Susan on Instagram @SusanLynnae.


Cancellation policy:  Remember that workshop fees are only refundable up to one week before the workshop.  If you cancel less than one week before the workshop your fee is non-refundable.

Sign up here – the deadline to sign up is November 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. EDT:


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Date:
November 13, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$40 – $45
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Email:
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Charlottesville, VA 22911 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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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
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Organizer

CVFG
Email:
programs@cvfg.org
Website:
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