February Meeting

Significant Self

This month, Fantastic Fibers Miami will meet at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.

Meeting time for this meeting is 4:00 PM

MOCA has been most generous in offering us the opportunity to meet in the Pavilion Gallery in support of their MOCA Teen programming. Please plan to stay for the Artist Talk immediately following at 5:30, given by Gregory Pierre-Louis, a MOCA Teen artist extraordinaire who curated the exhibition Fresh Threads, and whose excellent mixed meda work is on view. See photo of his work (above) Detail of Gregory Pierre-Louis x OREOFLIP / “Significant: Self”, 2018 / Acrylic, oil, fabric on canvas / 48 x 48 inches Read about it here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993002244292066/
This month, Fantastic Fibers Miami is all about the Yarn Bomb at MOCA and the Fresh Threads exhibition in the Pavilion Gallery. This show is because of the MOCA Teen art program and their work, as inspired by Fantastic Fibers Miami members, Morgan Lorenzo who organized all of it; Dana Yancoskie who contributed hours and hours, miles of crochet, and invaluabe pillar calculations and installation advice; and me with my knitted yarn bomb strips to which I added more, plus hours and hours of time teaching the kids to knit. They were great.
Our Artist Books from the 2017 Round Robin Project are also on view in the gallery. They are very cool.
Meeting Agenda
Plan to bring your good ideas for group projects for the guild. Do you have something you have been working on? Show us!
Tell us about exhbitions you are in, classes you are teaching, projects you have planned.
We will be discussing upcoming yarn bombs and other projects. Including – World Wide Knit in Public Day has just been announced! June 9. Details as they become available..
Membership dues to Fantastic Fibers Miami are a mere $30 per year. Please bring cash or a check to join or renew your membership for 2018 so you will remain on this list to be part of an active, dynamic community of fiber and textile people of all persuasions. Have fun, make stuff.
MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is located at 770 NE 125th Street. Plenty of Free parking!
Please RSVP – (let me know if you are coming.)
See you at MOCA ,


MOCA Columns
MOCA Pavilion

Fantastic Fibers Miami starts the New Year off with a Bomb! A Yarn Bomb! At MOCA.  Thank you for the media coverage, ArtCircuits  and Culture Owl

Join us January 26 for an evening of artsy fun as we transform the white pillars into a colorful series of art

installations in knitted and crochet cloth created by FFM members Dana, Morgan, and Pamela, and the MOCA Teens. Hats off to Morgan for her tireless coordination of this project.

FFM members’ Artist Books will be on view in the Pavillion Gallery exhibition, Fresh Threads, along with works in fiber by the teens, curated by Gregory Louis-Pierre.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami. Plenty of free parking.


Yarn Bombing at MOCA Jan 26, 2018

MOCA – columns

Fantastic Fibers Miami met in November to finalize the plans for our yarn bombing (YB) event scheduled at MOCA on Friday night, January 26, 2018.


This project ties together our Artist Books – which are awesome and amazing – with MOCA’s after school program for kids and is coordinated by our very own incredible Morgan. Thank You Morgan!

Between now and end of January, we will be working with Morgan and the kids to get them involved in the many facets of fiber arts.

We will teach them to knit and crochet so they can contribute work to the YB on Jan 26.

Artist Book page

We will also do pages for artist books with the kids so they can create their own mixed media fiber art pages for their own artist books.

MOCA Pavilion


Our artist books and theirs will be displayed in the MOCA Pavilion on January 26 when we YB the pillars.

We have a schedule for working with Morgan and the kids from 3:30 – 5:30 on MWF in December as follows:

Dec 11 Susan         Dec 13 Pamela                   Dec 15 Dana

Dec 18 Susan         Dec 20 Pamela                   Dec 22 Dana

January dates are open and we need committed volunteers: Jan 8, 10, 12 //Jan *17, 19 // Jan 22, 24 (*no kids on the 15th – MLK day)

January 26 is the YB event in conjunction with Jazz at MOCA featuring Troy Roberts on sax – so there will be live music with Troy Roberts on sax and a crowd! YAY!

Please be at MOCA on the 26th at 3:30 to get ready to YB with the kids.

Wrapped method of YB

The pillars are quite large so if you or anyone  you know can knit or crochet panels to contribute or long scarf-like items to wrap, we will be most grateful. Please let me know! Thank you!




August Melts into September

Miami in the summer ~ all about trying to stay cool!

Fantastic Fibers takes a bit of a hiatus in August while we regrop for the coming of ‘season.’ No meeting this month!

Next meeting is September 30, 2017. Going forward, all meetings will be held on the LAST Saturday of the month at Pamela Palma Designs, Studio 41, The Bakehouse.

Please keep working on you embellishments for October 28 when we yarn bomb Omni Park with Perez Art Museum Miami. PAMM is asking for a Caribbean flair so think bright colors, animal and flower motifs, cultural symbols, lace.

Stay tuned! And keep on being creative!


June at FFM

Coming up – our monthly meeting on Saturday June 24 at 2:00. Bring the Fiber Book if you are part of this fun project. We will be making items for the Omni Park Yarn Bombing project so please bring yarn, needles, hooks, etc. These crochet flowers were made by an FFM member. I am inspired!

Saturday June 10 was World Wide Knit in Public Day. Thanks to Perez Art Museum Miami for hosting us for the second year in a row! We did attract a lot of attention! We had experienced knitters, those who hadn’t knitted in ages, and total newbies, as well as visitors from as far away as Beijing and Germany. Kerry Keeler, PAMM’s Education Outreach Manager, surprised us with small looms and bulky yarn. We had lots of fun with them! Our Knit in Public Day was filled with diversity, including the rousing beats of the Jamaican Percussion Ensemble! Thanks everyone for coming out!

Newbie weaver at PAMM on KiP Day 2017
Weaving at PAMM on KiP Day

June News

 Saturday, June 10 is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Join Pamela Palma Designs and Fantastic Fibers Miami at Perez Art Museum Miami from 12 – 5 as we knit along with hundreds of others across the globe for this annual event. Bring your knitting or come to learn a few stitches. FREE Admission to PAMM! FREE particiaption in this international event. Crochet, weave, make lace…all good!

Find out more about it https://www.wwkipday.com/



May 27 Meeting + Workshop

This month we have a treat in store for our Guild. The meeting will start promptly at 2:00. Bring your fiber book packed and ready to pass to the next person on your list. We have a couple of things to discuss regarding Knit in Public Day, June 10 at PAMM.

Then on to a special event! We have talked about incorporating workshops into our monthly meetings. May 27 we will have a natural dye workshop led by member Veronica Buitron. The meeting is at 2 and workshop at 3; both will be held at Karelle Levy’s shop, Krel Wear, 7520 NE 4th Court, Miami 33138. located at the Ironside complex.  Tickets are available through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-natural-dyes-tickets-33758450434?aff=es2

Questions? Reach out to Veronica or Karelle. (I am just the messenger.)

Fantastic Fibers Miami, making the world a better place, one thread at a time.