Let  Ellen know if you plan to attend for planning purposes. Also what you might want to bring (to do or to eat!)  See below.

Plan for a fun day event at Ellen’s house on August 5 in her new pavilion!!  Time right now is 10:00 a.m. to whenever.

We will have a potluck lunch…bring salad. dessert, whatever you like!  She will have hamburgers, hot dogs, some drinks, and she likes to make popcorn!

If folks want to learn to spin, she have her spindles, several wheels,  cards (so you can get the whole experience!) and some fiber.  Bring your own fiber if you have something you want to work on.  VERY informal.  She might put out some other items if folks want to see what can be done with kids for next to nothing in cost….Come see!

We will probably have an informal discussion re: club business:  What can we do to  encourage membership.  Where does FRFA go from here.  We seem to be on a good track with meetings at Textile Lab (so inspirational!)  What do folks want from the organization?

She is working on seating but it is not deluxe.  You might want to bring your own chair.   Should have plenty of tables for eating, crafts, whatever.

(In Black Forest)

If you are coming on 25, exit Interquest #153 and head east. As you approach 83 there is a slight curve to the left and a traffic light – at SHOUP…turn right (only way you can turn)  Come all the way through community – past Black Forest Road (heart of BF )- past Vollmer.  After Vollmer about 1 -2 miles in you will pass a white rail fence on your left (BLUE SPRUCE RD).  Myrick is the next left.  Her house in at the end on the right….light tan with blue roof…pavilion is on right on the road.

From Woodman – turn north on Black Forest Road.  Note: if you are coming from west that is a left turn…from east a right.  Take the first right turn onto Vollmer (sort of angles off to the right).
Proceed to Shoup. Turn Right – see above for the rest.

If you are coming down Powers (from north or south) take Woodman east toward Falcon.  Turn north at Black Forest Rd…see above for the rest…

Problems, questions:  email her:  pyrartlady@yahoo.com or phone – land: 719-495-6713  best bet…cell is sort of unreliable out here…..See you on AUGUST 5 around 10 – ?.

NOTE:  Will let everyone know if plans “evolve.”



General Information:

FRFA  normally meets at the Thread Lab at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 East Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs.  We are very excited to be having our meetings in such inspiring surroundings!  We hope you will come get to know it with us and make it your fiber home too!


Also,  take a look at some of the upcoming classes and programs!  There are all kinds of exciting opportunities ahead!

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.



Meetings are held once a month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Thread Lab in the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 East Colorado Avenue,  Colorado Springs.  If the meeting is moved offsite, it will be noted here on the website, and if you are a member a reminder notice will be sent to you.  🙂

Please note:  If School District 11 cancels classes due to inclement weather, FRFA meetings, general and board, will also be canceled.

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