New at Fiber Arts: Classes Open to All and Dye Workshops

Varda Main

The SaddleBrooke Fiber Arts Club is venturing into new areas: classes open to all and extended workshops. Which one (or both) of these might be right for you?

This fall, Fiber Arts is partnering with the Fine Arts Guild to offer classes for anyone interested in fiber arts. It’s a great opportunity for people to dip their toe in and try a few fiber arts techniques.

Do you love ribbons, trims, and yarns? Pin weaving is a simple technique that lets you quickly turn them into a beautiful weaving. Rhonda Kuntz and Varda Main teach this class on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register for classes, go to

This spring Fiber Arts held a seven-week fabric dyeing workshop led by master dyer Mary Ellen Heus. We learned how to mix dyes, plan which colors to use in which order to achieve our design, and how different fabrics take up dyes differently. Mary Ellen is a retired chemistry teacher; thus, we had the added benefit of learning the chemistry of dyes. More workshops are being planned.

Fiber Arts meets the first and third Fridays of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Topaz Room (SaddleBrooke TWO Arts & Crafts Center). Drop by and check us out or contact [email protected].