3rd Anniversary Meeting January 26, 2019

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Textile Table by FFM

JANUARY 2019 marks the 3rd anniversary of Fantastic Fibers Miami!  Join us on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 for delicious pastries (or lunch) at Pandoree Bakery Cafe, 185 NW 36 Street, Miami. FREE Parking.  At the corner of NW 2nd, close to l-95.

Please RSVP to pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Bring your dues for 2019 and something fibery you have made.   https://fantasticfibersmiami.com/membership-2019/

 

Magenta, Columbia, and Frankenfurter invite you to share your fiber art projects with Fantastic Fibers Miami at 2:00 Saturday, October 27, 2018.

We will meet at Cafe Creme  750 NE 125th Street, North Miami. The coffee and pastries are French fabulous! Cooler weather predicted so we will sit outside on the terrace.

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Queen Anne’s Lace

Bring show and tell, any projects you are working on, ideas for future group projects.  Please plan to order a little something from the menu so they are happy we are taking up space.

Afterward, we will tour the exhbitionat MOCA by local artist Mira Lehr, Tracing the Red Thread.

Please RSVP

See you at Cafe Creme! October 27 at 2. Free Parking behind the restaurant.

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June 30, 2018 Field trip to Boca Museum of Art to see Nomadic Murals. Details:https://www.bocamuseum.org/exhibitions/nomadic-murals-contemporary-tapestries

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Knit, crochet, embroider = Textile Table by FFM members

MAY 26, 2018 MEETING  2 – 4 PM at the Aventura Mall    spiral staircase seating area       by the Cheesecake Factory on the lower level.

Bring show and tell – what are you working on? We will be scouting the fiber offerings nearby.


 

 

February 24, 2018 Meeting 2:00

Studio 41, Pamela Palma Designs

The Bakehouse Art Complex

Time to renew your membership!

 

 

 

August 2017 No Meeting this month! Please continue to create knitted or crocheted embellishments for the yarn bombing project in Omni Park on October 28. Make things with Caribbean flair! Colors! Animals! Flowers! Bright and fun!

FFM MEETS ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH

February 25, 2017 Monthly Challenge – What does February mean to you> Express this in fiber, bring it to the meeting on Feb 25 at 2:00.

Ec o-Weave by Pamela Palma
Ec o-Weave by Pamela Palma

October 29, 2016 Meeting – Monthly Challenge – Create a work of fiber art that incorporates element(s) of nature.

What will you make?

FFM Meeting 09-24-2016
FFM Meeting 09-24-2016

September 24: Monthly Challenge: The Color Green. Pictured here  – Evelyn’s hand knit art work!

Evelyn Politzer, Green
Evelyn Politzer, Green

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Meeting of FFM is August 27, 2016

Fantastic Fibers Miami is a member-supported guild for those who enjoy creative expression through fiber, yarn, and textiles. Not a member? Join today!

Kerry 8 (2)

Monthly Meeting July 30, 2016 2:00 – 4:00

Woo Hoo It is HOT out there! Come in and cool off! Share some creativity with your fiber friends at Fantastic Fibers Miami!

July 30 2:00 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32 Street, Miami (Wynwood) Free Parking!

AGENDA  Reminder – For the sake of efficiency we are following Robert’s Rules. Please submit agenda items one week in advance for inclusion on agenda. Only agenda items are up for discussion.

A) Old Business

1) June minutes – Marilyn

2) Dues are due now. Membership is required for participation in FFM activities. See benefits of membership https://fantasticfibersmiami.com/membership/

3) Blankets for Lotus House – Martha

4) Exhibition opportunities Coral Gables Museum, Bakehouse – Pamela

5) Selling opportunities at group shows – Mabelin

6) Call and Respond collaborative work – new name, photograph, backing, pass it on

B) New Business

1) Clarification of Pamela’s background/experience regarding organizing a fiber guild/textile art center- see FFM website > ABOUT  https://fantasticfibersmiami.com/about-us/

2) FFM Committees – Volunteer Opportunities                                                                             Monthly programs – demos, discussions, etc.

Membership

Monthly challenge projects

PR/Media

Other

b) Agendas posted on website > MEETINGS       https://fantasticfibersmiami.com/meetings/

3) Program of the Month if time permits – Discussion:Is it art or is it craft? Define; what are the distinctions? What determines good craftsmanship? When does well crafted work become art? How is this relevant to FFM?

4) Adjourn

5) Social Time

 

 

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Monthly meeting June 25, 2016   2:00 – 4:00 at the Bakehouse Art Complex

We will be collecting knitted squares for Lotus House blankets.

561 NW 32 Street, Miami (Wynwood). Free street parking.

New members welcome!

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October 27 Meeting

Magenta, mixed media by Pamela Palma

Magenta, Columbia, and Frankenfurter invite you to share your fiber art projects with Fantastic Fibers Miami at 2:00 Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Meet at Cafe Creme  750 NE 125th Street, North Miami. FREE PARKING!!!

Enjoy French fabulous coffee and pastries as we will sit outside in the beautiful October weather, sharing our recent works in fiber.  Please RSVP!

Then we will tour the exhbition at MOCA by local artist Mira Lehr, Tracing the Red Thread.

 

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Spinning Wheel for Sale by Member

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Spinning Wheel For Sale

Marvelous spinning wheel is looking for a good home!  This Spinning Wheel can be purchased from FFM member Gabrielle Nappo.

Contact Gabrielle for purchase and pick up:   gnnaples@embarqmail.com   239-404-0537

$250.00 LeClerc 22 inch Oak spinning wheel.  Excellent condition. Includes manual, bobbins, lazy kate and hand carders. Wheel is located in Naples FL.

Contact Gabrielle for purchase and pick up: gnnaples@embarqmail.com   239-404-0537

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Knit in Public Day June 9

Knit, fiber art, knit in public day, hand knit, textilesIt’s that time of the year again!

Time for World Wide Knit in Public Day ~ June 9, 2018!

FANTASTIC FIBERS MIAMI invites you to our  3RD annual    WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY

 SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 from 1– 4 PM

Meet us at the Aventura Mall  lower level near Diane Von Furstenburg (# 803) and Ann Taylor (# 733A) 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

19501 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD, AVENTURA, FL 33180

ABOUT KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY ~ Danielle Landes knew that knitting was historically a community pastime that became a solitary activity. She launched World Wide Knit in Public Day in 2005 as a local event ‒ It attracted knitters from 25 localities. Her idea spread each year and has since become a global phenomenon! 1125 venues in 54 countries participated in 2017.  Astrid Salling, of Copenhagen, Denmark, has organized WWKiP Day in June each year since 2011.

Fantastic Fibers Miami has hosted this event locally since 2016, bringing together diverse people from across South Florida. This specific day is designated as a great way to get your yarn, get out of your house with and connect with others like you. In Florida, we will Knit In Public in the air conditioned comfort of the mall.

Knit, crochet, embroider, weave ‒ it is all about the threads of connectivity! See you there!

 

 

 

 

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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 ,
Pamela
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YARN BOMB!

YB 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.

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