The World of Fiber

Instructor:  Sandi Cirillo

  • Thursday May 30, 2019
  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Class limit 12
  • Materials Required

Ever looked at the tag inside your t-shirt or sweater? What does it say? Wool, cotton, silk? Fiber is a big part of our everyday lives. In this class you’ll learn about two fiber families, wool and silk. You’ll learn about the history of each of these fibers and then put your knowledge to work, adding a dose of your own creativity and imagination, as we create felted pieces out of wool and silk fiber and beautiful silk scarves from our silk fabric. No experience is necessary to explore this world of fiber but bring scissors, an old towel or two, and wear old clothes. You may also bring any embellishments you have at home (yarns, beads, buttons, etc.) to use in your fiber creations. Class limit 12

Required Materials: $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Sandi Cirillo has been a fiber/mixed media artist for over 25 years and the inspiration for her work focuses on the textural qualities of manmade and natural fibers which she incorporates into her work. Her work reflects her love of traveling throughout Maine and her appreciation of the natural environment around her. Sandi is a retired art educator who has taught drawing, fiber and art history classes at Senior College for over 5 years. She lives in Searsport where her studio is. Her artwork can be viewed at Local Color Gallery here in Belfast and at the Lupine Cottage.