Fiber &  Fabric Art a by Guild Members Fiber & Fabric Art By Guild Members

Knitting, sewing, quilting, weaving, felting, needle-felting -- all are techniques applied by fine craftspeople to create everything from wall art to garments and accessories to unique three-dimensional art pieces. Fiber and Fabric arts are both ancient and contemporary, with new dimensions being explored all the time.

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It all started with my grandmother. She lived with us while I was growing up. She was a master at making beautiful creations out of almost nothing and was always eager to try something new. She was also patient enough to teach me how to do the same. She taught me how to knit and crochet and how

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If you’ve ever sat in a pasture or walked in the woods with a llama, you know the gentle presence and unique individuality of this special four-legged companion. Those same qualities live in the hand-felted llama wool hats that Isabel Gaige and I made over the years from the fiber grown each


With two parents who were artistic, it stands to reason that my twin sister and I would get some of their creative DNA. Even before high school, I was into calligraphy (a lost art with the age of computer fonts) and “doodling.” I discovered yarn in high school and found I enjoyed the textural

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I’ll make anything out of fabric, or even plastic or metal!

The most unusual and challenging sewing projects are the type of work I like to do. It was inevitable, growing up with an inventive machinist father and a high fashion seamstress mother, and possessing a long, skinny body


Shahoma McAlister hand-weaves beautiful and unique alpaca fiber rugs in her studio near the wild and scenic Illinois River in Southern Oregon. Colors of nature and the textural richness of mountains and rivers inspire and influence her creative weavings.

Having been self-taught on a

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Caryne Mount creates unique wearable art using vintage kimono fabrics and textiles from Japan, contemporary fabrics, and when she cannot find the exact fabric she needs, she will design and make it herself. She is an award-winning art to wear designer, and recipient of two individual artist


The variety of work being done in the Fiber & Fabric Arts is astounding. It ranges from the traditional and functional to the avant-garde. Guild members explore many aspects of this fascinating branch of the art world. See their work at the Guild Gallery & Art Center.

Class held 2014 Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans

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Our Workshops & Classes

Joyful camaraderie comes with learning and working together on something you love. Our art classes and workshops bring together artists and community members to create in a variety of media. Watch our calendar.

Our Teachers

The Guild’s art workshops and classes are taught either by Guild members, who are practicing artists in their field, or by visiting Master Artists, who are regionally or nationally recognized for excellence in their disciplines. Classes in the business of art are taught by professional artists and educators who have achieved economic success in the arts.