Focus on Fiber Florida Style
Welcome to ACA
Welcome to ACA

Each year we add different fabrics to the sign.

FOF13 Gang
FOF13 Gang

​The group was small but delightful.  Many pieces of art were created and laughter chased away the chill nights.

Wendy Smith Wood
Wendy Smith Wood

​Wendy taught six days of silk techniques from batik to shibori and discharge. Here she is featured dancing with Amy Dove's scarf/mini skirt.

Bill McBride
Bill McBride

Bill worked in the dyeing lab set up in the Sculpture Studio. He learned silk dyeing, silk screening, and positive printing.  Bill usually works with bromeliads in DeLand, FL, and while here, he reproduced them in silk batiks. 

Wendy Smith Wood
Wendy Smith Wood

Taking the measure of dyes.

Walls large enough to do layouts.
Walls large enough to do layouts.
First time for Rita
First time for Rita

Now a shibori artist!

The Fearless Grls
The Fearless Grls

​Midge Baudouin and Allison Stilwell taught us how to rage and laugh, screen print and add images on top of images.  They showed us that poetry works in art and nothing is too bizarre when it comes to art.

​Midge Baudouin
​Midge Baudouin

Showing off some of their finished art.

One of their artworks
One of their artworks
Alison Stillwell doll
Alison Stillwell doll
Fran Gardner
Fran Gardner

​Fran taught a class in Mark Leaving where the artist starts with a finger painting and refines the work with free range stitching by machine and drawing lines with many tools.

Patricia Anderson Turner
Patricia Anderson Turner

​Patty created enough flowers on sheers to keep her galleries happy.

Mary McBride
Mary McBride

Fearless leader working on raw edge quilting and painting.

Finger Painting
Finger Painting

McBride's work from Gardner's class.

Transition
Transition

More work by McBride

Mara Whitridge and Hoss
Mara Whitridge and Hoss

​Mara was our resident sculptor and Hoss, an ambassadorial dog,  made sure we all behaved nicely.

The fabulous gang of FOF13
The fabulous gang of FOF13
Happy with her new shibori scarf
Happy with her new shibori scarf
Hand of Buddha
Hand of Buddha

ow residing in the parking area near the housing units. Totems were left to be enjoyed by other artists.

Karen, poetry and kitchen phones
Karen, poetry and kitchen phones

aren Kershaw (featured with Jeff) read a few of her word poems after dinner one evening. She played Kitchen Goddess for 5 days when our chef was unable to work. She knows how to dial a phone, pick up take out  and open cans.  She helped us out when we needed her so much. She also needed us as she went through several stages of grief.  This was a reflection of the wonderful people who attend our retreats.  The TLC  outweighed the menus.

One space for many dreams
One space for many dreams

and test drives of dyes.

Clothing was varied and colorful.
Clothing was varied and colorful.
Totems
Totems

​Kiss a frog and get splinters!  Members made many banners to convert the woods into an art gallery of sorts.

Debbi shows here fused work
Debbi shows here fused work
Linda Hoffmiester's start
Linda Hoffmiester's start

Within the year, she was able to create a wonderful work that was selected to exhibition.

Critque
Critque

Gentle suggestions to help artists in their decisions.

Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson

Making tapestry taller than she is.

Shelannia shows off her work
Shelannia shows off her work
Lunch break in the sweat shop
Lunch break in the sweat shop
Art in the branches
Art in the branches
another totem
another totem
The retreat village?
The retreat village?
Oh the threads we used....
Oh the threads we used....
Karol's apron of scraps from everyone
Karol's apron of scraps from everyone
McBride's finger paintings (18 of them!)
McBride's finger paintings (18 of them!)
McBride's wall hanging
McBride's wall hanging

Adopted and fostered kids.

Jacque seeks the sunrise every morn
Jacque seeks the sunrise every morn
Shibori samples
Shibori samples
Shelannia working on that quilt
Shelannia working on that quilt
Magic waiting to happen
Magic waiting to happen

When the silk dries, it is unwrapped to be sculptural color feast.

Alison Stillwell printing on common cloth.
Alison Stillwell printing on common cloth.
​Midge Baudouin
​Midge Baudouin

Showing off one of the common cloths the class made with all their stamping and printing

Welcome to ACA
FOF13 Gang
Wendy Smith Wood
Bill McBride
Wendy Smith Wood
Walls large enough to do layouts.
First time for Rita
The Fearless Grls
​Midge Baudouin
One of their artworks
Alison Stillwell doll
Fran Gardner
Patricia Anderson Turner
Mary McBride
Finger Painting
Transition
Mara Whitridge and Hoss
The fabulous gang of FOF13
Happy with her new shibori scarf
Hand of Buddha
Karen, poetry and kitchen phones
One space for many dreams
Clothing was varied and colorful.
Totems
Debbi shows here fused work
Linda Hoffmiester's start
Critque
Marianne Williamson
Shelannia shows off her work
Lunch break in the sweat shop
Art in the branches
another totem
The retreat village?
Oh the threads we used....
Karol's apron of scraps from everyone
McBride's finger paintings (18 of them!)
McBride's wall hanging
Jacque seeks the sunrise every morn
Shibori samples
Shelannia working on that quilt
Magic waiting to happen
Alison Stillwell printing on common cloth.
​Midge Baudouin
Welcome to ACA

Each year we add different fabrics to the sign.

FOF13 Gang

​The group was small but delightful.  Many pieces of art were created and laughter chased away the chill nights.

Wendy Smith Wood

​Wendy taught six days of silk techniques from batik to shibori and discharge. Here she is featured dancing with Amy Dove's scarf/mini skirt.

Bill McBride

Bill worked in the dyeing lab set up in the Sculpture Studio. He learned silk dyeing, silk screening, and positive printing.  Bill usually works with bromeliads in DeLand, FL, and while here, he reproduced them in silk batiks. 

Wendy Smith Wood

Taking the measure of dyes.

Walls large enough to do layouts.
First time for Rita

Now a shibori artist!

The Fearless Grls

​Midge Baudouin and Allison Stilwell taught us how to rage and laugh, screen print and add images on top of images.  They showed us that poetry works in art and nothing is too bizarre when it comes to art.

​Midge Baudouin

Showing off some of their finished art.

One of their artworks
Alison Stillwell doll
Fran Gardner

​Fran taught a class in Mark Leaving where the artist starts with a finger painting and refines the work with free range stitching by machine and drawing lines with many tools.

Patricia Anderson Turner

​Patty created enough flowers on sheers to keep her galleries happy.

Mary McBride

Fearless leader working on raw edge quilting and painting.

Finger Painting

McBride's work from Gardner's class.

Transition

More work by McBride

Mara Whitridge and Hoss

​Mara was our resident sculptor and Hoss, an ambassadorial dog,  made sure we all behaved nicely.

The fabulous gang of FOF13
Happy with her new shibori scarf
Hand of Buddha

ow residing in the parking area near the housing units. Totems were left to be enjoyed by other artists.

Karen, poetry and kitchen phones

aren Kershaw (featured with Jeff) read a few of her word poems after dinner one evening. She played Kitchen Goddess for 5 days when our chef was unable to work. She knows how to dial a phone, pick up take out  and open cans.  She helped us out when we needed her so much. She also needed us as she went through several stages of grief.  This was a reflection of the wonderful people who attend our retreats.  The TLC  outweighed the menus.

One space for many dreams

and test drives of dyes.

Clothing was varied and colorful.
Totems

​Kiss a frog and get splinters!  Members made many banners to convert the woods into an art gallery of sorts.

Debbi shows here fused work
Linda Hoffmiester's start

Within the year, she was able to create a wonderful work that was selected to exhibition.

Critque

Gentle suggestions to help artists in their decisions.

Marianne Williamson

Making tapestry taller than she is.

Shelannia shows off her work
Lunch break in the sweat shop
Art in the branches
another totem
The retreat village?
Oh the threads we used....
Karol's apron of scraps from everyone
McBride's finger paintings (18 of them!)
McBride's wall hanging

Adopted and fostered kids.

Jacque seeks the sunrise every morn
Shibori samples
Shelannia working on that quilt
Magic waiting to happen

When the silk dries, it is unwrapped to be sculptural color feast.

Alison Stillwell printing on common cloth.
​Midge Baudouin

Showing off one of the common cloths the class made with all their stamping and printing

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