Success! Fantastic Fibers Miami is Launched!


Patio Set and Lemonade by Mabelin Castellanos
Patio Set and Lemonade by Mabelin Castellanos
Welcome Back Babies by Kyoko Matsuyama
Welcome Back Babies by Kyoko Matsuyama

The first meeting of Fantastic Fibers Miami  filled my studio to capacity! Clearly this is something we have wanted for a long time! I thank all who participated: Sharon Spaker, Norma Rua, Dorina Scalia, Maria T Barbist, Martha Kent, Mabelin Castellanos, Marilyn Griffiths, Evelyn Politzer, Nadia Shulhan, Kyoko Matsuyama, Amy Tonkonow Kohan, and Aurora Molina. You are now our founding members!

We collectively represent an international body of fiber artists working in all manner of fiber from embroidery to weaving! It was amazing to see the variety of work by all of us! So beautiful!

Our meetings are the last Saturday of each month at 2:00.

Next meeting is Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Artisans’ Lounge, 500 NE 1st Ave., Miami. Free Parking! Hostess: Aurora Molina. Our project is in conjunction with O Miami Poetry Month. Each artist is creating a fiber artwork 8″ x 10″ containing a positive protest Haiku. Please bring your Haiku to the meeting to work on.

Ongoing: Aurora is collaborating with embroidery artists in Mexico to produce embroidered selfies. You may send her your selfie to be included in the project.

June 18, 2016 is World Wide Knit in Public Day.  Evelyn Politzer offered to organize a Miami event. We considered several locations – Merrick Park, the Public Library, PAMM steps overlooking the bay. Maria T Barbist will inquire at PAMM to use the steps, which are public property. Perhaps we should knit for a specific project. Ideas? Read about the event  World Wide Knit in Public Day

Artists, please send images of your work to post on our website. You can upload your images directly to our Facebook page along with news, exhibition opportunities, events, accomplishments, etc.

Thanks! Pamela


Author: WPadministrator

Pamela Palma is a life-long artist and designer who works primarily in textiles and fibers. She founded Fantastic Fibers Miami in January 2016 for the purpose of drawing together like minded people who share the passion for textiles. Her work is exhibited widely in galleries and museums. She shares her love of textiles by teaching others to weave, knit, sew and embroider.

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