Sunday, February 16, 2014

Another Weekend Bites the Dust

Warning this is a picture heavy post.  Reed and I headed out to Gastonia Saturday.  We had lunch at Spindle City Cafe.  It is a delightful café and one my favorite places.  It is  decorated with spools of cotton, shuttles and a spinning wheel to honor Gastonia's rich textile history.  They have a terrific menu and everything is homemade.  The grilled brie and blackberry sandwich is stellar.

We visited Arts on Main.  This is where our Guild meets monthly and is a space I love.  Just walking through the door you are surrounded by the creative magic of local artists.

Our guild, The Piedmont Fiber Guild met today.  We had a wonderful speaker, Marcee Musgrove of White Lotus Arts.  Marcee demonstrated silk painting using various techniques.  She also brought some of her wearable art.  You can see by the following pictures she had us all engrossed and ready to learn more.  We are hoping to have a workshop soon.

Marcee puts wax resist on stretched silk on a frame.

Beth adds some finishing touches.

Burgl and Sara join in painting on our PFG scarf while Ursula looks on.

Marcee describes her techniques.  Yes, we are all listening as we knit and spin.

Our PFG Scarf.  Liz was the lucky duck who will take this home after it is steam finished.

Stephanie checks out the finished projects in the vault show.

My involvement in the guild has been one of the best benefits of our move to Statesville.  So many talented people and there is nothing better than friendships and connections based on a shared passion.


Deb Jung said...

Thanks for posting pictures of the meeting!

Michiele said...

Thanks for visiting!

Catherine Sullivan said...

Lovely! The meeting was great! I want to take that workshop!