“Copper as Textile” at Fiber Guild Meeting
The Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists will meet at 10 am on Saturday , January 28, at the Merritt Island Public Library, 1950 N. Courtenay Parkway. Judith Schwab will present a program on “Copper as Textile.”
Judy will demonstrate how thin copper sheets can be used as a textile by cutting, embossing, weaving and more. Attendees will then have an opportunity to play with copper and make ornaments or note cards.
Judith Schwab first experimented with metal as textile while studying jewelry making and metal smithing at California State University in Long Beach. Her work has been in shows and galleries from Florida to New York and she has won a variety of awards. Since relocating to Florida, and joining the guild, she has worked more in traditional fibers but often combines these with copper in mixed media pieces. You can view her work and writings at www.judyschwab.com
Students should bring scissors, an old ball point pen,and a thick magazine or pad of paper to use as a work surface. There is a $5 fee for materials provided.
Since 1983 SCW&FA has been Brevard’s go to guild for fiber arts: spinning, weaving, basketry, rug hooking,and more. The guild helps fiber artists, beginning or advanced, learn through workshops and the informal exchange of ideas. They also work to educate the public about the fiber arts. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call Jeanie McCormack at 321-266-1610.