February 16th, 2012: Cameron Taylor-Brown: “How String Changed the World”


“How String Changed the World”

We welcome acclaimed fiber artist, Cameron Taylor-Brown to our guild meeting Thursday, February 16th, 7-9:30.

Our talk will start at 7:15, in order to be finished on time.


Cameron is based in Los Angeles, and studied fiber arts with Ed Rossbach at UC Berkeley.

Her artwork is widely exhibited and has been published in American Craft, Fiberarts, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot and the Fiberarts Design Books Four, Five, Six and Seven . She travels Southern California and Arizona as the regional representative for several top yarn companies, including Rowan, Filatura de Crosa and Manos del Uruguay. An experienced teacher and facilitator, she conducts workshops throughout the country exploring design, color, creativity and the collaborative process.

Cameron Taylor-Brown was a founder of ACCESS Community Arts & Education, a consulting partnership that worked with classroom teachers and artists to make direct connections between the arts, curriculum, educational content standards and community arts experiences. Two accessARTS models, Start with Art and Arts in the City , were developed with the support of California State Charter School Grants. These classroom-tested models were disseminated throughout the state of California in 2004-5. accessARTS strategies remain central in Cameron’s approach to teaching and learning.

Supplies each guild member should bring:

2-4 small sticks – each 10-12 ” long, no more than 1/2 inch or so in diameter

about 2-3 oz of plied yarn, 800-3,000 yards per pound

a handful of un-spun fiber, any type

a handful of small rocks (each about the size of a quarter or so)


masking or duct tape

digital camera suggested


Anyone who has extras of any of the above supplies, please bring them.