About Fiber Artists of Oklahoma

Fiber Artists of Oklahoma (FAO) is made up of individuals interested in sharing knowledge and promoting appreciation of all aspects of fiber art, including weaving, spinning, embroidery, basketry, felting, papermaking, dyeing, rug hooking, lace-making, and quilting.  Skill levels of members range from novice to expert, with some members experimenting as hobbyists, and others working as professionals. 

The organization sponsors and produces Fiberworks, a major annual juried fiber art show featuring Oklahoma artists.  Members of FAO also participate in various activities during the year to encourage, support, and inform persons interested in fiber art. 

Our History:
Fiber Artists of  Oklahoma, formerly the Handweavers League of Oklahoma, was formed in 1976 by a group of hand weavers who first met in Norman, Oklahoma.  Officers were elected, by-laws were written, and the first newsletter was published.   In 1978, the organization initiated Fiberworks, a major juried fiber art show that has since become an annual event. In 1984 the group began meeting in Oklahoma City and became a statewide organization.  A Certificate of Incorporation to become a non-profit [(501(c) (3)] group was filed and approved in 1985.  The Handweavers League was renamed Fiber Artists of Oklahoma in 2006 to better reflect the broader focus of the organization.

Officers 2013-2014

President Pat Brant
Treasurer Barbara Klein
Membership Karen Rose
Secretary Karen Collier (Oklahoma City)
  Carol Oxford (Tulsa)
Newsletter Editor Lyn Lucas
Historian Stephanie Grubbs
Program Coordinators Sue Sullivan, Sara Braden (OKC)
  Janet Hoeltzel, Terri Higgs (Tulsa)
FIBERWORKS 2014 Co-Chairs Karen Collier, Janice Filler

 

 

 

 




 

 

Promoting appreciation of all aspects of fiber art.

2014 Fiber Artists of Oklahoma