Friday, March 2, 2012

Roswell Fibercraft Guild

A local weaver, Zelma Wilcox, has kept the Roswell Fibercraft Guild alive, despite a few lean years. Joining with Zelma we have focused on rebuilding the guild this year.

Margaret Barry
in her fiber creations
Twenty attended the March meeting where Margaret Barry from Carlsbad, New Mexico was our featured presenter. Margaret is an amazing fiber artist with knowledge of every aspect of yarn and fiber from plants or animals, including the processing or manufacturing. She's a walking textbook of fiber knowledge.  
We were given an opportunity to experience first-hand how different fibers look and feel in their raw form from dog to silk. She demonstrated spinning and we played with carding wool and learned how to test yarn by burning it.  
This spring in Roswell our guild is growing and fiber arts interest is blooming.

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