2023 – 2024 RGFA Membership
Thank you for your interest in the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts (RGFA).
The current RGFA membership year runs July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Dues for the membership year are $35 per individual or $50 per family.
If you plan to also purchase a workshop, please do so separately, after you have paid for your membership. Thanks for taking this extra step.
Clemes and Clemes
Drum carders are a more versatile tool than most people realize being capable of creating multiple styles of both woolen and semi-worsted preparation. Unlock you (and your drum carder’s) potential in this action-packed fiber prep primer for beginners and seasoned fiber artists. This demonstration will cover the tools that can help make drum carding more efficient as well as how to make batts, rolags, and carded sliver.
The January Guild meeting will highlight three talented makers from our Guild sharing their crafts. There is a 90-minute session in the morning (11:00-12:30) and one session in the afternoon (1:00-2:30). Bring a brown bag lunch and your handwork/Work in Progress (WIP) for any socializing you’d like to do.
Sign up at the December Guild meeting or by sending an email to Terry Leech (email@example.com) or Tina Wells (SunnySundays1@gmail.com).
In the heartland of North Dakota, two dynamic women have embarked on an extraordinary journey through the world of fibers and felting. Meet Chris Armbrust and Teresa Perleberg, the creative minds behind Dakota Fiber Mill and Bear Creek Felting, who have woven their dreams into the fabric of Shepherd Industries, LLC, a place where woolly wonders come to life.Dakota Fiber Mill: Where Fiber Meets Fantasy Since its inception in 2010, Dakota Fiber Mill has been a sanctuary for all things fluffy and fabulous. Chris Armbrust, the mill’s visionary founder, has spun her magic with yarn and roving derived from a menagerie of animals, from sheep to alpacas, goats, camels, and even bison. But the real twist in this yarn tale came in 2017 when four engineering students from North Dakota State University joined forces with Chris, introducing a state-of-the-art felting machine. The result? All waste and short fibers transformed into an array of delightful products. Bear Creek Felting: Sculpting Dreams with Wool Teresa Perleberg, the force behind Bear Creek Felting, has been crafting 3D needle-felted sculptures since 2008. Her medium? The wool from her personal flock of sheep. But Teresa’s artistry doesn’t stop there. She has designed DIY Needle Felting Kits, complete with comprehensive instructions and all the materials budding felt artists need to unleash their creativity. In 2017, Teresa raised the bar again by launching the online Needle Felting Academy, offering enthusiasts a treasure trove of courses and personal guidance. Shepherd Industries, LLC: Where Dreams Find a Home