Fantastic Fibers Miami is the brainchild of Pamela Palma, a renowned fiber artist, textile designer and community arts organizer. Textiles are often underrepresented in the Miami art scene, despite the rich, cross cultural fiber traditions that predate history so Pamela launched a fiber guild to fill a gap. Years of contemplation and strategic planning went into Fantastic Fibers Miami. In January of 2016, Pamela birthed her vision to fill this void in the local cultural landscape.
Fantastic Fibers Miami serves as a community hub to connect and promote fiber artists. The response has been remarkable! We grew from a social group to a professional guild in less than six months and we were internationally recognized for our annual particiaption in World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 18, 2016 and again on June 10 2017, at PAMM.
We meet monthly, most recently at Pandoree Cafe, centrally located on NW 36th and NW 2nd Ave. We sometimes travel to relevant institutions to view fiber exhibitions, such as MoCA, the Morikami, and the Lowe Art Museum. Members work individually and collaboratively on projects based on the ideas and interests of the membership. We encourage members to bring current projects to share with the group to enhance our understanding of fiber processes.
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Join us! The first meeting is free. Membership is $30 per calendar year. See Membership page
For more information email Pamela or call 786-897-8856.
About the Founding Director, Pamela Palma
Pamela Palma is a creative woman who has worked with textiles and other materials since childhood. An educator and consultant for arts organizations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, she has vast experiences with program development as well.
Pamela Palma grew up designing with textiles as a pastime from early childhood on. A professional designer/artist with, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fiber Design and has more than 33 years experience in her field. Her skills include couture fashion design, textile design, stitchery, embroidery, quilting, weaving, knitting; printing, painting, and dyeing on yarns and cloth. She offers lessons to select students, by appointment.
Her background includes a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, extensive volunteerism training and program leadership with the Junior League of Miami; development work with major arts organizations, schools, and universities. She uniquely qualified as the founder and director of Fantastic Fibers Miami. Her award-winning artwork is exhibited and collected by museums, galleries, and individuals internationally, nationally, and locally. Details on her website http://pamelapalmadesigns.com