Fiber Guild February Meeting

As spring starts to approach, it’s time for this month’s Fiber Guild. We will be meeting on February 12 from 7-9 PM at 5167 Rosecrest Dr, Pittsburgh PA. There are four parking spots in the driveway, and the rest is overflow parking on the street.

We will be having a small ceremony for our broken needles and tools, as is traditional for this time of year. We will not be having a formal buddhist or shinto ceremony, but a respectful secular variation. Please bring broken wooden or metal tools to this month’s meeting. Turlough will melt them for us, and hopefully they can be made anew into something beautiful.

I will be bringing soft cakes that are appropriate for this ceremony to enjoy. If you have special dietary restrictions beyond Vegan or Gluten Free, please let me know if I am not aware of them.

Additionally, please bring your favorite non-broken fiber tool that is portable to share with the group. Part of our time we will devote to gratitude for our tools and sharing and learning about how other fiber artists work.

Other than that, bring your favorite fiber project to work on once we finish our treats. Last minute sewing projects for an event are still working with fiber, and there will be no judgement, but a variety is encouraged!

I have purchased a large variety of seeds for dyeing, and will bringing my excess. Nobody needs 600 weld plants. I will have murasaki, madder, weld, woad, indigo, dyer’s coreopsis, dyer’s chamomile, and also some japanese herbs (shiso). If you would like some of these for your own garden, they will be available.

Most importantly, please test yourself for Covid before you attend, and please attend virtually if you feel unwell. We will be eating food together in a small area, and transmission levels are high right now; we have several vulnerable people in our group. If you need a test and do not have one, please contact me directly.

I will post the zoom link in the discord and on facebook, but you can also email me for the zoom link (friendlyfirerabbit at gmail dot com) if you are not on either of those platforms.

– Morikawa Rei