Monthly Archives: January 2018

Marbling Workshop with Pat Thomas

We are looking forward to having Pat Thomas teach a Marbling Workshop on Friday evening through Sunday, March 16-18, 2018.

In our workshop, we will learn to float paint on thickened water, manipulate colors into traditional and contemporary patterns with simple tools, and print our own original marbled papers.  Participants will progress through historic designs and branch out into the myriad number of adaptations possible.  Techniques learned in this workshop can be adapted to fabric and three dimensional objects.

The workshop fee for members will be $150.  As an incentive to register early, pay before February 1 for a 10% discount ($135).  The fee for non-members will be $170, which includes the Guild membership fee (before February 1, $155).

Pat Thomas is a surface design, marbling, paper and fabric artist who is also co-owner of the historic Cliff Dwellers Gallery in Gatlingburg, Tennessee.  Pat conducts workshops and classes at locations including Arrowmont and John C. Campbell Folk School.  Her work is represented and collected internationally.  See examples of her work at

See the attached flyer marbling workshp flyer 12-1  and registration forms Marbling registration and information

Roc Day 2018

Update: Over 120 people attended Roc Day. Thanks to all who supplied door prizes and organized the event. Thanks to all who came to show what a fiber guild is about.

Saturday January 6, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., we will celebrate Roc Day in the Lowe Mill second floor classroom. There will be demonstrations of spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting and other fiber arts in addition to door prizes. Last year about 50 visitors registered their attendance. Others dropped in when they saw/heard us. You’re needed to  provide demonstrations to show what a “fiber guild” does. See roc day flyer 2018 new