SDG Calendar - Meetings & Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 BAY PALM BOULEVARD, INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, FLORIDA 33785

    Zen Rocks (wrapped rocks) are designs inspired by decorative knots on Japanese flower baskets.  In Japanese, musubi means to connect or bind together as well as to pledge or promise.  It is believed that when you tie things, a heavenly spirit will dwell within the knot to protect people.

     In this class, you will receive instructions to do the following knots:

                Interlocking “V”

                Girdled interlocking “V”

                Butterfly and double butterfly

                Cross knot

                Cross knot with spiral

                Cross knot with double spiral

                Turtle knot

                Cross-hatch designs

                Japanese eye

                Snake coil

                Stick wrap

                Stick wrap with spiral

                Stick wrap with wheat stitch or braid

                Loop the loop lace up

    You can select which knots to use on your rocks.

    Here’s the items we will provide for the class –

    ·      5 rocks

    ·      14 page instruction set with pictures

    ·      strands of each of the following weaving materials:

    o   3mm Hamburg cane, natural

    o   3mm flat-oval reed, natural

    o   Wide cane, 1 natural and 1 dyed

    o   Fine cane, 1 natural and 2 dyed

    o   Bamboo stick/skewer

    o   round reed

    o   Hemp cording

    o   Leather or faux suede lashing

    o   Super glue

    o   Work mat

     We will have a variety of samples of completed rocks as well as a binder of pictures of the wrapped rocks folks can use for ideas and inspiration.

    Attendees may bring yarn, beads, charms, shells and other decorative items to use on the rocks.  They can also bring additional rocks as the kit contains ample amounts of reed and cane.




    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, St. Petersburg

    Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine.  

     We will meet the fourth Friday of each month. It's open to all Guild Members. We are asking each person to give $2 to cover the cost of the room.


     From I-275

    Merge onto I-375 E, towards Baywalk/The Pier. Take the first exit off of I-375 (4th Ave. N.), and then turn right onto Dr. MLK Jr. St. (9th St. N.). Turn left onto 2nd Ave. N. and cross 8th St. N. The entrance to UU St. Pete's parking lot will be on your right, about two-thirds of the way down the block.

    From North St. Pete

    Drive south on Dr. MLK Jr. St. (9th St. N.). Turn left onto 2nd Ave. N. and cross 8th St. N. The entrance to UU St. Pete's parking lot will be on your right, about two-thirds of the way down the block.

    From South St. Pete

    Drive north on 8th St. N. Turn right onto 2nd Ave. N. The entrance to UU St. Pete's parking lot will be on your right, about two-thirds of the way down the block.


    The church parking lot is at the corner of Mirror Lake Drive & 2nd Avenue North. There is an entrance on 2nd Ave and another from the alley beside the church.

     There is street parking on Mirror Lake Drive & two accessible parking spaces are located directly in front of the sanctuary.

     Come up the ramp in the front of the building. The door at the end of it will be unlocked. Gilmore Hall, where we will be, is just through the entry foyer

    Our starting time will be 10:30. We’ll need to set up our own tables and put the away when we’re finished. Be sure to bring an extension cord. I have an extra ironing board I can bring.

    I'll keep my cell phone close at hand, so if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.

      - Karen Frank   # (727) 612-4546


    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

    What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits 2-5 inches by 10 inches or so I will refund $10 of your workshop fee. 

    If I am providing the weaving supplies, let me know what colors you want to work with. 

    Brief write up and photo(s) to post in newsletter and on-linePin Weaving: 

    In 6  hours (10-4pm) Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving. This will be fused on the back to hold it together. No tight compacting of rows needed. This is similar to a tapestry type weaving method. Then dye sheer silk organza for the background panel. Fuse the weaving to the panel. Cover with tulle and free motion (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew). Cut away tulle to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellish with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring with you. All supplies are provided for the $45 workshop. Limited to  15-20 at the Beach Art Center. The project you do can be a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces, mounted on the silk organza and fused to cardstock for a unique textured greeting card.  I will provide supplies: pin weaving board the student takes home, fibers, fabrics, fusible, silk organza and dyes, etc. If people want to bring their own threads, fibers, fabrics,  $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. 
    Marlene Glickman of

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16 Jul 2017 Mark Making: A workshop designed to help the artist make their mark on the world
14 Jul 2017 Refashion Renegades
10 Jul 2017 July 10 Meeting
23 Jun 2017 Refashion Renegades
11 Jun 2017 Let's Scrumble! A Workshop in Free Form Crochet
07 May 2017 FABRICATING ART--Collage Technique for Quilts and Wearables
23 Apr 2017 An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry
09 Apr 2017 An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry
03 Apr 2017 Cloth Works: an exploration of textile design
26 Mar 2017 Making an Embellished Frida Doll
26 Feb 2017 Making Discharged Fabric
13 Feb 2017 Call to Artists, Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017
10 Feb 2017 Guild Tour of the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Dali Museum
09 Feb 2017 Florida State Fair Fiber Arts Competition
15 Jan 2017 January Workshop - Resist Printing with Botanicals
13 Jan 2017 Blues Power: SDG Member's Show
26 Aug 2016 Mind Over Matter: wood and fiber
17 Jul 2016 Nuno Felting with Leeann Kroetsch
12 Jun 2016 RE-FASHIONING THE KIMONO—Size, Shape, Embellishment ! with June Colburn
15 May 2016 Resist Painting and Indigo Dying with Angie Knowles
10 Apr 2016 Prayer Flags with Judy Coates Perez
09 Apr 2016 Tea & Ephemera workshop with Judy Coates Perez
20 Mar 2016 Stitch and Slash with Brenda Schlecter
14 Feb 2016 Personal Imagery Workshop
09 Jan 2016 Adventure with Linda Dawson, Facilitator
07 Jan 2016 World Quilt Florida Show
05 Jan 2016 PARADISE FOUND Member Show
14 Dec 2015 Annual Holiday Party
08 Nov 2015 Nov 8th The Great Fabric Cut-up with June Colburn
18 Oct 2015 Decorative Paper Bags with Joey Long
19 Sep 2015 Eco Printed Books, with Kim Sherrod & Margaret Hillman
16 Aug 2015 bohemiannie!bag, with Annie Wade
19 Jul 2015 Encaustic Wax, with Kathleen Fulmer
14 Jun 2015 Felted Wall Hanging with Leanne Kroetche
30 May 2015 Demo Day @ Dunedin Fine Art Center
29 May 2015 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show @ Dunedin Fine Art Center
17 May 2015 Charm School with Goatfeathers Studio
19 Apr 2015 Coloring with Crayons with Gail Croty
15 Mar 2015 Rusty Treasures with Brenda Ambrosino
14 Feb 2015 Cut Up Your Closet II; with Kim Sherrod
18 Jan 2015 Paper Maché Trees with Dorthy Boyton
08 Dec 2014 Tampabay Surface Design Guild's Annual Holiday Party
15 Nov 2014 Cutting Up Your Closet with Kim Sherrod
19 Oct 2014 Printing with a Gel Plate with Aida Sheets
06 Oct 2014 Tampabay Surface Design Guild's Annual Fashion Show
21 Sep 2014 Eco Printing on Silk and Wool with Kathy Hays
17 Aug 2014 Indigo Dying with Marlene Glickman
20 Jul 2014 Batik with Mei-Ling St Ledger
15 Jun 2014 Making Frabric Covered Note Books with Paula Walker
01 Jun 2014 Member's Show
16 May 2014 Cut Up Your Closet with Kim Sherrod
08 May 2014 "bohemiannie" Fabric Painting and Mixed Media Art Show
13 Apr 2014 Ronald Mc Donald House Quilts
16 Mar 2014 Plaster Studio; Mixed Media Techniques for Painting, Casting & Sculpting with Dana and Davida
15 Feb 2014 Paint your own silkscreen.
19 Jan 2014 Annie's Scrappy Style of Collage
09 Dec 2013 Holiday Party!
17 Nov 2013 Make a Paper Bird Workshop with Dorthy Boyton
15 Sep 2013 Upcycled and Reconstructed T-shirts and Other Clothing
09 Sep 2013 SDG Fashion Show
03 Sep 2013 Clay and Fiber Show
18 Aug 2013 Whimsical Assembly with Dana Maley
21 Jul 2013 Make an Egg, Melon or Potato Basket ...Sort of
23 Jun 2013 A Summer Studio Workshop with Carol Sackman & Blake White
29 May 2013 Fiber Meets Clay
19 May 2013 Create a Mermaid Doll
04 Apr 2013 Female Voices Work Pick-Up
23 Feb 2013 Awaken Your Female Voices Workshops
22 Feb 2013 Female Voices Show Opening
30 Jan 2013 Fiber Meets Clay
13 Jan 2013 Landscape Quilt with Brenda Schlechter
11 Jan 2013 Female Voices Art Exhibit Entry Deadline
15 Dec 2012 Color! Art Cloth Alliance Show Opening
14 Dec 2012 Linda Dawson: For the Love of Fiber Opening Reception
10 Dec 2012 Holiday Party
18 Nov 2012 Silk Screen 2 Resists/Deconstruction with Angie Knowles
21 Oct 2012 Silk Screen 1 with Angie Knowles
16 Sep 2012 Paper Making with Aida Sheets
19 Aug 2012 Aug 19 (1-4) Mixed Media with Cathy Simms
15 Jul 2012 Critique/Creativity presented by Rose Rushbrooke Critic will be Michele Tuegel
17 Jun 2012 Restyle Thrift with Sarah Butz
20 May 2012 Silk Papermaking with Kathy Hayes
15 Apr 2012 Fabrics to Dye For
18 Mar 2012 Creative Basket Making
19 Feb 2012 Paper Sculpture with Dorothy Boynton
29 Jan 2012 Nuno Felting with Vickie Bennett
12 Dec 2011 Members Holiday Party
16 Oct 2011 October Workshop Photo Editing withAngie Knowles
10 Oct 2011 October 2011 Meeting
18 Sep 2011 September Workshop Shibor Silk Scarves with Kathleen Fulmer
26 Jun 2011 June Workshop Screen Printing with Sarah Butz
05 Jun 2011 Member's Show Opening
01 Jun 2011 Galimafry Members Show
22 May 2011 May Workshop "Real Porcelain and Magic Meallics" with Bonnie Bowman
09 May 2011 May Meeting
16 Apr 2011 One Screen, Two Colors with Linda Dawson
11 Apr 2011 April Meeting Spring Fashion Show
20 Mar 2011 March Workshop The Creative Process with Barbara Kazanas
14 Mar 2011 March Meeting Program Project Runway
20 Feb 2011 Crocheted Ruffled Boa with Jean Andrews
14 Feb 2011 February Meeting
25 Jan 2011 Surface Design Show and Tell Group
16 Jan 2011 Coiled Baskets with Donna Isaac
14 Jan 2011 Closet Artists: Art to Wear Opening Reception
10 Jan 2011 January meeting
13 Dec 2010 December Meeting Member's Holiday Party
30 Nov 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
08 Nov 2010 November Meeting
26 Oct 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
17 Oct 2010 October Workshop Basic Batik
11 Oct 2010 October Meeting
28 Sep 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
19 Sep 2010 September Workshop Round Robin
13 Sep 2010 September Meeting
10 Sep 2010 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild's Member's Show
31 Aug 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
15 Aug 2010 August Workshop Personal Imagery
09 Aug 2010 August Meeting
05 Aug 2010 The Red Show
27 Jul 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
18 Jul 2010 July Workshop Fiber and Bobbles Bracelet
12 Jul 2010 July Meeting
29 Jun 2010 Tampa Show & Tell Group
27 Jun 2010 Notan (an exploration of Light and Dark) with Marlene Glickman
14 Jun 2010 June Meeting
25 May 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
16 May 2010 May Workshop- It's Finished So How Do I Show it?
16 May 2010 May Workshop 3-D Wet Felted Vessels
10 May 2010 May Meeting Wearable Art Fashion
27 Apr 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
18 Apr 2010 The Lighthouse Tour of Kitchens
18 Apr 2010 April Workshop Silk Painting
18 Apr 2010 Movie Day Viewing Yoshiko Wada's DVD of Shibori
12 Apr 2010 April Meeting Mini Program: Kumihhimo- Japanese Braided Cord
30 Mar 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
21 Mar 2010 March Workshop Every Picture Has A Story...Don't It?
08 Mar 2010 March Meeting Mini Program:Notan Principles of Light and Dark
23 Feb 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
21 Feb 2010 February Workshop Zentangles
18 Feb 2010 Sewing Expo
08 Feb 2010 February Meeting Mini Program:Color as an Element of Design
26 Jan 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
17 Jan 2010 January Workshop Ceramic Buttons
11 Jan 2010 January Meeting Mini Program: Line as an Element of Design

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