Sunday, October 29, 2006

Outer Banks Fiber Guild Show -- Seatree Gallery, Nags Head, NC

The following is a collection of photos from the Outer Banks Fiber Guild show at the Seatree Gallery, Nags Head, NC. To get a more detailed view of the items in the show, click on a selected pic.

Write a comment if you want more information about any particular work or fiber artist.



Thursday, October 26, 2006


Members of the Outer Banks Fiber Guild have an opportunity to exhibit their fiber arts at the SEATREE GALLERY in Nags Head. The show will run through November 12, 2006. Many fine works of fiber arts demonstrate the high level of talent of the members of the guild.

A reception for the show was held last Saturday. Hopefully, this will be the first of many shows for the guild in coming years. Not only does an exhibit give the members a chance to publicly show their work, but also informs the public, both locals and visitors, about the fiber guild, and the great work these artists do.

New members are always welcome. Meetings are held monthly, along with a hands on workshop.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

OBFG October Meeting / Workshop

Handpainted yarn and handcrafted hardwood needles by Doug Brannon (Outer Banks Needles)

(Pic . . Sybil Ross explaining working with colors in all types of fiber)
The Outer Banks Fiber Guild held it's October montly meeting on Saturday, October 14th. A couple of out of town guests shared their fiber experiences, and even had projects to share for show and tell.

The highlight of the day was the handpainting/dye workshop taught Sybil Ross (Fine Yarns at Kimbeeba). While some of the participants are old hand at dyeing fiber, a couple of members made their first attempt. Sybil did a wonderful job of making everyone feel at ease and confident that they would achieve great results . . which, of course, they did!

Here are some pics . . . Enjoy! (Mouse over and click on pics)

Quilts shown by Mary DeMott(and her husband Rick), visitors from Virginia. Mary's work is availabl at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA (

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Upcoming Events . . .

Calendar of Upcoming Events for the Outer Banks Fiber Guild:

OBFG Show at the Sea Tree Gallery, Nags Head, NC
October 17 - Nove 12, 2006

Members drop off items for the show October 8 - 14, 2006

Monthly meeting/workshop:
Saturday, October 14, 2006
At the home/studio of Sybil Ross
Workshop -- Handpainting/dyeing yarn
For information or directions, contact Sybil Ross at Fine Yarns at Kimbeeba, 252-473-6330

OBFG Fall Beach Retreat
Nov 4-11
Onsite of a beachfront vacation home; further details to follow

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Pinestraw Basketry Workshop

Thanks to Beth Burns for sharing more pics of Mary Barker's workshop on pinestraw basketry. The pics really showcase the fine craftsmanship of Mary's art.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Etheridge Farmstead . . . More Pics

Here are more pics taken at the September meeting of the Outer Banks Fiber Guild. A big THANKS to Beth Burns for hosting the meeting/workshop once again at the farmstead.

Etheridge Farmstead . . . Manteo, NC

The September meeting of the Outer Banks Fiber Guild was held at the Etheridge Farmstead in Manteo. The farmstead is a historical site on Roanoke Island preserving a small farm on Roanoke Island, dotted with a main farmhouse and various outbuilding, including an outhouse. The farm also features a flock of 6 sheep, owned by OBFG member (weaver) Beth Burns.

The workshop for this month was pinestraw basketry, taught by local artist/instructor Mary Barker. Mary brought some of ther finished work . . fantastic examples of the art of pinestraw basketry. Working with pinestraw in her art for 10 years, Mary was an excellent instructor and was very patient in teaching the folks this craft, which is much more difficult than it appears. Fun was had by all, and learned the art and appreciation for this traditional southern art. THANKS, Mary. And, to top it off, Mary joined the OBFG!

Luke Murden made his way from Virginia Beach to see what the guild is all about, and joined by the end of the business meeting. You couldn't tell that he was new to the group . . . he fit right in, and was accepted by everyone like a long lost relative . . LOL.

It's dues time again. Annual dues for regular members is only $20 per year. A provision was made last year for a new classification, Associate Member, for only $10 per year. Associate Members are those that live outside the area of the Outer Banks (we have several out of state members) who cannot regularly take part in the OBFG activities. What a great bargain for everyone.

Sybil Ross, President of the OBFG, and owner of the LYS Fine Yarns at Kimbeeba, located in the Phoenix Shops downtown Manteo, NC, offers a 15% discount on all purchases for OBFG members. Doug Brannon, maker of fine handcrafted knitting needles, Outer Banks Needles, also gives a 15% discount to guild members. So, it won't take long before the cost of the dues is really a wash, with the savings on fiber arts supplies.

Look for more news and notices of upcoming events. 2006-2007 is going to be a busy and exciting year for the OBFG.