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!
South
Cumberland
  Fiber Guild
Check out our Photo Pages
to see pictures of some of our
Guild events.
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..."

https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-history-of-hand-knitting?fbclid=IwAR3fp27I3TFxB_mBwJRGNFA2cr5m
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  UPCOMING EVENTS:

   May 4th & 5thMD Sheep & Wool Festival - West Friendship, MD
http://sheepandwool.org
f May 18th: Meeting at the Shippensburg Library Community
Room - 9:30 AM.  "Hardanger Embroidery"
    May 18th & 19thCentral PA Fiber Festival - Hughesville, PA
https://centralpennfiberfest.wordpress.com/
  June 1stNewville Rural Life Festival at the Newville Church of
  God - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 
http://www.newvillecog.com/
June 8thWorld Wide Knit in Public Day.
http://www.wwkipday.com/




 
Meet the Musk Ox, producer of Qiviut -
fiber 8 times warmer than wool!!
https://www.facebook.com/
tastemade.travel/
videos/480947742428670/

The SOUTH CUMBERLAND FIBER GUILD
will meet Saturday, May 17th, at the
Shippensburg Library Community Room - 9:30 AM.
Join us to learn the art of "Hardanger Embroidery"
with Deb Bender of FibreWorks Resource Center teaching.
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."
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For further information, contact Dottie at
dottiek@southcumberlandfiberguild.com

    
    Watch how linen (from the flax plant) and cashmere (from
            cashmere goats) are processed into amazing cloth!

Flax:
https://www.facebook.com/395110930647138/videos/
486560801822737/

Cashmere:
https://www.facebook.com/1124003384319443/videos/
1585344854851958/

UPDATE on items donated to the Guild's
Charity Knitting Project for 2018:

     To Chambersburg Hospital:
60 hats
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
5 scarves
8 pairs of slippers
3 pairs of mittens
3 ear warmers
1 cowl
4 pairs kids socks
4 child hats
3 small afghans

THANKS TO EVERYONE
WHO DONATED!!!

  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.

https://www.interweave.com/article/
knitting/lisas-
list-15-things-know-yarn/
 
  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."

https://www.facebook.com/SBSAustralia/videos/544321922686377/

https://www.facebook.com/ThePearlShop/videos/1913042105401681/