(Event) Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

(Event) Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

The Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show for 2016 opened with a reception at the SEFAA Center, and the entries are spectacular!

Every year the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance hosts this exhibition.  It is free to enter, un-juried, and open to everyone regardless of age, skill level, location, or SEFAA membership.  The rules for submission are that each entry must be 12″ x 12″ or smaller and must include at least one fiber technique.  Also, only one entry is allowed per person.

The show is available for viewing until the closing on May 7th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm.  The exhibition can also be viewed by appointment.  Call 678-235-4328 if interested in seeing the show during other hours.

I didn’t have an entry this year.  My project just didn’t come together in time.  Next year …  Here are some of the photos I took from the exhibition.  There are more photos from the show and also last year’s show on my Instagram account.

Odalie’s Spell by Kate McEnroe @fiberartsalliance #fiberart #quilting #sefaa #art #fabric #sewing

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Box of Rocks by Linda DeMar @fiberartsalliance #crochet #crochetofinstagram #encaustic #wax #fiberart #art #sefaa

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Michaels Open House – September 8

This Saturday, September 8, Michaels is holding its annual Open House from 11am to 3pm. This is an opportunity for you to come to the stores and meet all the Discover instructors. Michaels is also offering a 50% Off All Discover Classes bonus to anyone who registers for classes during the Open House.

I will be at the Dunwoody and Alpharetta stores on Saturday. Hope to see those of you who can attend there.

AfroStitch Conference 2011 – You Are Invited

If you are in the Atlanta area or can make it to Atlanta, come to the AfroStitch Crochet Conference. All stitchers are welcome!


Feb. 26, 2011
Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center
250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta, Ga.
11am – 5pm

Come meet African-American crochet designers, teachers and enthusiasts who will inspire you to take your crochet to new levels and build community with a hook and yarn.

Rhonda Davis
Crochet Designer
Interweave Crochet Magazine
Cover Design Winter 2010/2011

Afya Ibomu
Crochet Designer & Author
“Get Your Crochet On” and “Fly Tops & Funky Flavas”

Todd Paschall
Crochet portrait artist

Wendi Jones
Crochet Fashion Designer

Eboni Chappel
Crochet Fashion Designer

Cynthia Kindle
Crochet Teacher

Grab your hooks and yarn and come join in day filled with crochet. Wear or bring your best crochet creations for show and tell. Don’t know how to crochet? No worries, let us help you get started.

All ages and skill levels welcomed. AfroStitch is free and open to public, but registration is required. To register, email afrostitch2010@yahoo.com and be sure to include REGISTRATION in subject line, or call 404.610.8267.

Children less than 16 years, must be accompanied by adult.

Knitting & Crochet Together in Interweave Crochet Fall 2010

Interweave Crochet Fall 2010 - (c) Interweave PressAs soon as I saw the preview for the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet magazine, I knew there was going to be talk about the amount of knitting featured. People are weighing in to give their opinions about the knitting being combined with crochet on both Ravelry and CrochetMe, and a lot of crochet-only folks are not happy because they believe the combo patterns mean there are seven less patterns they can use. The love on Ravelry for the patterns in the Fall issue seems a little low. Are you going to buy this issue? I predominately crochet, but I do know how to knit. I have yet to try a pattern that combines knit and crochet. Maybe now is the time for me to give crochet and knit together a try.

On the flip side, the latest issue of Tangled magazine is up, and it is getting rave reviews.   Tangled Online Magazine’s tagline is “Proud to be Bicraftual,” and it gives equal love to knit and crochet.  The theme for this issue is Modern Vintage.    My favorites are the Cross-Threaded skirts “Zan” and “Jayna.”  I love the colorful yarns used in this issue.