FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Guild?
A guild is similar to a club. Long ago, guilds were groups of people who practiced a trade (like metalworking) and they would keep the methods of their work top secret. (Up to 1,000 years ago!) Today guilds get together to learn about a common interest, make friends, and enjoy the love of their craft!
Why start a guild?
The Youth Fiber Art Guild offers a unique way of learning through hands on projects. Our guild format allows youth to develop leadership and teamwork skills while they grow confidence in their own creations. Since textile arts are not usually part of school curriculum, the Youth Fiber Art Guild gives children a chance to slow down, focus, and experience the therapeutic qualities of the art form.
What does a Youth Fiber Art Guild membership include?
An $80 membership is for one child and it includes:
At the beginning of your membership you will receive a guidebook that contains instructions on how to set up a guild, elect leaders, information on fiber art, games, and more!
8 MONTHLY KITS
Explore a new fiber art technique every month! Inside each kit are the materials you need to create an exciting project. All projects come with easy to read instructions to help you create an extraordinary piece of artwork.
ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE
Explore youthfiberart.org! Check out our video tutorial section to get an in depth look at how to create each project.
Shipping costs are additional.
For what ages is the Youth Fiber Art Guild appropriate?
Our kits are developed to appeal to boys and girls in 4th and 5th grade and may appeal to children near that age range. Each kit comes with enough materials to customize your project, offering a unique outcome for each child.
Can I buy just one membership?
Yes, our memberships are for single purchase or groups.
How do I go about setting up and running a guild?
Once you purchase memberships for your youth, you will need to pick out when to hold the guild meetings. We recommend meeting for two hours once a month or as needed.
During the first meeting, your guild can elect a president and vice president to lead the group. They are in charge of running each meeting, giving out kits, helping friends create, and asking an adult for help when needed. We recommend that if your group has over 10 students, you have an additional adult helper.
What happens at a guild meeting?
We recommend this layout:
1) Introduction of people- members introduce themselves and share a few fun facts about their interests
2) Show and tell- members share the last kit they completed and if they’ve created any new artwork
3) Introduction of the project- read through the instructions or watch our videos to make sure everyone understands the project
4) CRAFT TIME!
5) Clean up
When can we register?
Register at any time! When you register you will be sent your first kit immediately. After you receive your first kit, you will the next 7 as monthly installments until you have all 8. Register by December 16, 2016 to receive your kit by the holidays.
How do I get my kit?
You can either pick up your kits from Textile Center or have them shipped to you for an added fee.
When will I get my kit?
All kits will be ready for pick-up and mailed during the first week of each month. In order to receive your first kit by the holidays, a membership must be purchased by December 16, 2016.
What if I need help understanding the instructions or creating a project?
We are always here to help! Contact us with your questions.