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.
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.
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!
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!
This month we have a treat in store for our Guild. The meeting will start promptlyat 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.
Fantastic Fibers Miami ~ making the world a better place, one thread at a time!
Fantastic Fibers Miami is a member supported fiber art guild for weavers, knitters, crocheters, stitchers, surface designers, mixed media fiber artists, dyers, printers, felters, and more. We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00. Please RSVP! Not a member? Join here.
This month, the 4th Saturday is April 22, 2017. We will begin the knitty gritty for our yarn bombing projects ~ very exciting!
Our Monthly Challenge Project for April has been replaced by the Secret Book Project. If you signed up to participate, bring your complete packet, finished pages and blanks, all wrapped up and ready to pass to the next member on the list. The list has been circulated by email.
Morgan has graciously agreed to lead the Monthly Program.
Fantastic Fibers Miami will meet March 25 at 2:00. Our Challenge Project for March is 3-D. What did you make in 3-D?
Nancy Billings will share tips on photographing fiber art.
We now have 6 committed participants to the Fiber Book Project. If you are new to the party, we are doing a round robin. Details can be had at the meeting. Here are the participants in sequence:
1 Elena/black; 2 Evelyn/Red; 3 Morgan/Magenta;
4 Pamela/Mango; 5 Veronica/Indigo; 6 Bernice/Dusty Rose
From February’s meeting: Each month we have a Challenge Project, proposed by a member. It is designed to get our creative juices flowing – perhaps in a new direction. Last month’s challenge was, “What does February mean to you?”
I did not want to make another heart. I have woven several and I wanted to exercise another aspect of fiber art besides weaving. I found this sample of woven fabric, red and white, in my stash and hand paintd my interpretation of February as the month of Aquarius, the water bearer. I would like to show you what else was prersented at the meeting so if you were there, please photgraph your work and send it to me.
Our Challenge Project for the month of March is 3-D. Make something 3 dimensional and bring it to the meeting. Be sure to photograph your work!
Our Monthly Program presenter for March is Nancy Billings.
Our round robin Fiber Book is underway! We have 5 committed participants and 5 colors. Do you want to intitate a book? Call Pamela for details.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is happening at PAMM on June 10. We will, mercifully, be inside this year! Stay tuned and spread the word.