Front Range Fiber Artisans (FRFA) is an inclusive organization devoted to promoting and developing the skills of any person practicing fiber arts,
including but not limited to: Basketry, Braiding, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Felting, Knitting, Lace Making, Paper Making, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Tatting and Weaving.
We welcome new members interested in exploring fiber arts of all kinds.
Members are not required to have any particular level of expertise - only a desire to learn and to share.
Click here for our membership form.
|Silent Auction November 15, 2014
We would like ask that each member of FRFA consider donating one or two items of their work to our 1st Annual Silent Auction.
Not necessarily your most expensive item, but something beautiful that you would like to share. These donations are tax deductible, you will receive a receipt for your taxes.
We want to start taking donations in the coming weeks, there are multiple ways to do this. You can drop them off at our monthly meetings in September and October or you can give them to any of our board members. Deb Lane has graciously volunteered to be a drop off point as well, please contact her at email@example.com to arrange a time and day.
Please tag your item with your name and value of the item as well as any pertinent information you deem necessary.
Remember that our Annual Holiday Sale brought in a considerable amount of money to this organization and, with that, we have been able to keep our dues low. Since we will not have the benefit of the Annual Sale this year, we really need this event to help our organization stay on its fiscal feet and have the funds to prepare for the next phase, to bring in guest speakers and, hopefully, have some mini workshops/programs.
The Silent Auction will be a very upscale, gallery-type display of items donated by the FRFA members and sponsors, and items created during our dye event at the annual picnic. We will have a small ensemble of musicians play nice music, food and drink to create an atmosphere similar to what you would find in an art gallery. People would bid on items throughout the evening (by putting their name and their bid on a sheet next to the item). At a selected time, the bidding will close. And the highest bidder will “win” the item.
Feel free to download our “save the date” card here and pass it along to your friends and co-workers, we also have printed versions for you to pick up at the FRFA library and at our upcoming member meetings!
Stay tuned for more!
|Meetings are held once a month.
09/04/14 @ MacKenzie Place
1605 Elm Creek View, Colorado Springs, CO
(SW corner of Union & Fillmore across from Audubon Med Ctr)
5:30 pm to 7:30pm | Social 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Jeff Oram-Smith will speak to us in September about antique textiles, particularly Navajo tapestries and rugs. Jeff buys and sells rugs through the Crown Point and other auctions in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as directly through the weavers, resells and uses the profits to benefit several charities assist Navajo people, therefore turning the money back to the weavers in more ways than one. Jeff will have a game for us during this presentation with a Giveaway prize of a handwoven Navajo rug for the lucky FRFA Member who uses his criteria for judging old textiles the most accurately. This speaker will help us build our skills in textiles and increase our knowledge of the world of rug auctions!
The photo titled "Giveaway Rug" is the prize and it is valued at about $80.00.
For more information click here.
We will also vote on the new board!