Welcome to the website of the
SOUTH CUMBERLAND FIBER GUILD.
Our Guild is open to spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, rug hookers, shepherds, plant fiber growers and others interested in the art and craft of fiber and textiles.
We meet monthly for workshops, field trips, demonstrations for the public, or to gather
just to spin, knit, crochet or work on a "project-in-progress."
Please browse our pages to learn more about who we are and what we do.
WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO ENJOYS WORKING WITH FIBER TO JOIN US!
Check out our Photo Pages
to see pictures of some of our
Web design by VWingert © 2008-2019 at Homestead
Check out this very interesting article on the history of hand-knitting. There are
some photos of amazing samples of the skilled workmanship from centuries ago!
"The earliest example of double-needle knitting...was made in North Africa
in about 1100 – 1300..."
Meet the Musk Ox, producer of Qiviut -
fiber 8 times warmer than wool!!
The SOUTH CUMBERLAND FIBER GUILD
will meet Saturday, May 17th, at the
Shippensburg Library Community Room - 9:30 AM.
Click here for detailed information.
Also, bring the fiber treasures you found at the
MD Sheep and Wool Festival for a time of "show and tell."
For further information, contact Dottie at
Watch how linen (from the flax plant) and cashmere (from
cashmere goats) are processed into amazing cloth!
UPDATE on items donated to the Guild's
Charity Knitting Project for 2018:
To Chambersburg Hospital:
5 sewn hats
2 small dresses
1 sweater with hat
2 Angel outfits
12 small blankets (Remembrance blankets)
To Women in Need:
15 adult hats
2 lap robes
3 larger baby sweaters
8 pairs of slippers
3 pairs of mittens
3 ear warmers
4 pairs kids socks
4 child hats
3 small afghans
THANKS TO EVERYONE
How do you choose the right yarn
for the next project you have in
your que? This Interweave article
by Lisa Shroyer,
is a great resource to aid
you in making an apppropriate choice.
VERY INTERESTING VIDEOS...
THE WORLD'S LAST SEA SILK WEAVER...
"62-year-old Chiara Vigo is the world's last remaining sea silk seamstress, and her family have sworn an oath to never let their technique be commercialised to prevent environmental damage to local sea life."