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'''Fibrearts''' covers the production of [[thread]] and [[cloth]] from [[fibre]]s. The arts include [[shearing]], [[carding]], [[spinning]], [[weaving]], [[felting]], [[fulling]],  [[knitting]],  [[dyeing]], and [[printing]]. Materials can come from animals ([[wool]] from sheep, [[silk]] from silk worm cocoons), plants ([[linen]] from [[flax]], [[cotton]], [[hemp]]) or from a blend of materials.
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'''Fibre Arts''' covers the production of [[thread]] and [[cloth]] from [[fibre]]s. The arts include [[shearing]], [[carding]], [[spinning]], [[weaving]], [[felting]], [[fulling]],  [[knitting]],  [[dyeing]], and [[printing]]. Materials can come from animals ([[wool]] from sheep, [[silk]] from silk worm cocoons), plants ([[linen]] from [[flax]], [[cotton]], [[hemp]]) or from a blend of materials.
  
 
Sometimes in the SCA the term is also used in a wider sense to cover the production of [[braid]]s and items made from spun [[fibre]]s to a finished peiece or [[cord]], eg [[tablet weaving]], [[braiding]], [[netting]], etc.
 
Sometimes in the SCA the term is also used in a wider sense to cover the production of [[braid]]s and items made from spun [[fibre]]s to a finished peiece or [[cord]], eg [[tablet weaving]], [[braiding]], [[netting]], etc.
  
==Fibrearts in the SCA==
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==Fibre Arts in the SCA==
Many players in the [[SCA]] like to practise these art forms.  There are several ways to contact someone in your local area to learn more about/share knowledge about the fibrearts:
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Many players in the [[SCA]] like to practise these art forms.  There are several ways to contact someone in your local area to learn more about/share knowledge about the fibre arts:
 
*Contact a local [[guild]] that covers fibre arts (if there is one)
 
*Contact a local [[guild]] that covers fibre arts (if there is one)
 
*Walk up and talk to anyone who is practising a fibre art at an event
 
*Walk up and talk to anyone who is practising a fibre art at an event
*Practise a fibreart at an event, to draw in others who do the same
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*Practise a fibre art at an event, to draw in others who do the same
*Ask around in person and on email lists for your local area if anyone does fibrearts
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*Ask around in person and on email lists for your local area if anyone does fibre arts
*Ask your local [[laurel]] council if there are any laurels for fibrearts in your area
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*Ask your local [[laurel]] council if there are any laurels for fibre arts in your area
  
===Guilds for fibrearts===  
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===Guilds for Fibre Arts===  
Many kingdoms and smaller areas have guilds that cover the fibrearts.  Some encompass every aspect of the art (eg Lochac Fibreguild), while others maintain very narrow fields of interest (eg East Kingdom Narrowworker's guild).
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Many kingdoms and smaller areas have guilds that cover the fibre arts.  Some, such as the Fibre Guild of Lochac, encompass every aspect of the fibre arts, while others, such as the East Kingdom's Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers maintain very focussed fields of interest.
  
*Lochac Fibreguild [[http://www.sca.org.au/mailman/listinfo/fibreguild|http://www.sca.org.au/mailman/listinfo/fibreguild]]
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*Fibre Guild of Lochac [[http://www.sca.org.au/mailman/listinfo/fibreguild|http://www.sca.org.au/mailman/listinfo/fibreguild]]
*East Kingdom Narrowworker's guild [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NarrowworkGuild/|http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NarrowworkGuild/]]
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*Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NarrowworkGuild/|http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NarrowworkGuild/]]
  
  
  
 
[[category:Fibre Arts]]
 
[[category:Fibre Arts]]

Revision as of 08:16, 9 February 2009

Fibre Arts covers the production of thread and cloth from fibres. The arts include shearing, carding, spinning, weaving, felting, fulling, knitting, dyeing, and printing. Materials can come from animals (wool from sheep, silk from silk worm cocoons), plants (linen from flax, cotton, hemp) or from a blend of materials.

Sometimes in the SCA the term is also used in a wider sense to cover the production of braids and items made from spun fibres to a finished peiece or cord, eg tablet weaving, braiding, netting, etc.

Fibre Arts in the SCA

Many players in the SCA like to practise these art forms. There are several ways to contact someone in your local area to learn more about/share knowledge about the fibre arts:

  • Contact a local guild that covers fibre arts (if there is one)
  • Walk up and talk to anyone who is practising a fibre art at an event
  • Practise a fibre art at an event, to draw in others who do the same
  • Ask around in person and on email lists for your local area if anyone does fibre arts
  • Ask your local laurel council if there are any laurels for fibre arts in your area

Guilds for Fibre Arts

Many kingdoms and smaller areas have guilds that cover the fibre arts. Some, such as the Fibre Guild of Lochac, encompass every aspect of the fibre arts, while others, such as the East Kingdom's Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers maintain very focussed fields of interest.

  • Fibre Guild of Lochac [[1]]
  • Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers [[2]]