Welcome & Meetings

Front Range Fiber Artisans (FRFA) is an inclusive organization devoted to promoting and developing the skills of any person practicing fiber arts, including but not limited to: Basketry, Braiding, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Felting, Knitting, Lace Making, Paper Making, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Tatting and Weaving.

We welcome new members interested in exploring fiber arts of all kinds.

Members are not required to have any particular level of expertise – only a desire to learn and to share. If you would like to become a member today, download and fill out our membership form and send it to us or bring it to the next meeting.

REGULAR MEETING INFORMATION:

Meetings are held once a month on the first Thursday of each month (except for August-annual picnic, and when noted below), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If the meeting is moved, it will be noted here on the website, and if you are a member a reminder notice will be sent to you. ¬†ūüôā

Please note that February and March we will be meeting at the Penrose Library downtown at 20 N. Cascade. For April and May, we will be meeting north at 21C Library in the Makers Space. And for June, July and August we will meet at Ellen’s Pavilion in Black Forest.¬† If you have any program ideas please let me know as March, April and May are still open.
  • Feb. 6 – 5:30 – 8¬† – Penrose Library – room “Columbine B”¬† – capacity 25
  • March 5¬†–¬†5:30– 8:00¬† Penrose Library¬† “Pine Room” – capacity 25
  • -Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave – Note the different rooms at this location.
  • April 2 5 – 8 Meeting 5:30 –¬† Library 21C “Create Space” (where we held Jan Meeting)
  • May 7 5 – 8 Meeting 5:30-¬† ¬† Library 21C “Create Space” (where we held Jan Meeting)
  • 21C Library,¬†1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
    June, July and August will be held at Ellen’s Pavilion in Black Forest.¬† Lots of spinning questions came up at the January meeting and a concentration of spinning preparation will be done during these meetings.¬† ie. using a drum carder, using a ditz; using a picker, washing a fleece (we will actually wash a dirty fleece so wear utility clothing); if you do not spin you are free to attend with your knitting or any fiber art you wish to work on including your spinning wheel or spindle.
Program for Feb 6 – Tatting with Elizabeth Barber.¬† Please bring a tatting shuttle, 2 different colors of practice yarn. Can be crochet.¬† Doesn’t matter the size.¬† Most people prefer crochet yarn. Keep in mind Crochet yarn can be slick.¬† You can bring wool yarn any size too.¬† It is more sticky so depending¬† on your preference will be up to you.¬† If you do not have a tatting shuttle other members have extras and one can be borrowed for use during the evening.¬† Those members that have extra tatting shuttles please bring them and scissors may be helpful too.¬† Thank you.
Location: Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade; Room: Pine Room
Time: 5:30pm; program: 5:45pm

Hope to see you there!
Lynne

Please note:  If School District 11 cancels classes due to inclement weather, FRFA meetings, general and board, will also be canceled.  Also, since we are now meeting at the Pikes Peak Library РPenrose downtown or 21c, if they close due to inclement weather we will not be meeting.

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