Hello Everyone

Welcome to A Root in Fiber!!!

My name is Jamie Galloway and I am a fibers graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.  This blog is dedicated to chronicling the events of my journey to the island of Carriacou in the Grenadine Islands of the British West Indies.  I will be spending a month studying with fiber artist Sue Russell who offers textile workshops to those who wish to aquire or refresh skills in spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, and felting.  Sue also grows her own organic cotton on the island and will be teaching me how to cultivate and spin it…Woohoo!!  I’m so excited!!  You can read more about Sue and her workshops at her website www.wool-n-boat.co.uk.

I will be staying at the Bogles Roundhouse on the island of Carriacou.  It’s a private beachfront property that Sue and her husband built in the early 1990’s. There are three self contained cabins and the Roundhouse, which is a piece of artwork in itself made of local and found materials.  The Roundhouse functions as the restaurant, bar, and craft house.  Here are some pics of the property and if you wish to see or learn more about this amazing place you can visit their website at www.boglesroundhouse.com.

 

  The Roundhouse

 

 

View of the cabins and Roundhouse gardens

 

 

 

 

 

  A view from the Roundhouse gate

 

 

 

I am truely excited to be able to mesh the two things I love most, fiber arts and the deep blue sea.  So come along with me and experience what I know will be an unforgettable journey.  Not only will I be able to show and tell you guys about the wonderful places I’ll be visiting while I’m here, but I will also be able to let you  in on what I’m learning and making…because this is, lets not forget, why I’m here. 

As for now, I’m currently stuck at the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico because I missed my connection to Grenada last night.  Yes, I freaked out for a moment but soon got a grip and a hotel room for the night.  I will arrive in Carriacou Wednesday, May 7th.  So hopefully I will get a chance to get back to you guys soon after that. 

Chao for now!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    akeck said,

    I can’t wait to see your adventure unfold on your Blog. You will have an amazing journey, I am sure of that!

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    Shaun said,

    Well, you picked a good place it seems. Heck, if I would learn to spin and work with all that fiber just to stay there a month. You may not want to come back home. I hope you learn alot and get to explore some to! Please be careful and come back home alive and well!

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    karinrebekah said,

    What a beautiful place!! I’m so glad you’re keeping a blog for this adventure!

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    Christy said,

    my friend went to China to adopt a baby in February and kept a blog. It was neat just to see the pictures and it looks like you have landed in Heaven so take plenty of pictures! Have fun and see you soon. c

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    cindy peacock said,

    Looks like a great place to unwind and also learn a lot. Your mom is so happy you arrived safely and love where you are staying. Could you bring me back a tiny shell so I can stick it to the top of my computer to go with the one I got from Anna Marie Island. Look forward to all your pictures and comments.

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    sara said,

    JAMIE!!! You are going to have such a fantastic time!! I am so excited for you, the area looks amazing. Cant wait to see what you do there, seaweed yarn could be promising. this time is going to go by really fast so enjoy and appreciate every moment. Take as many photos as you can because you will never get those moments back. I cant wait to read more about what youre doing!

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    Mebane said,

    Jamie – your mommy is so very proud of you and what you are accomplishing. Thank you so very much for the lovely mother’s day card. It was beautiful and thoughtful. I love you – keep things coming on your blog. Mommy

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    Carla McKinney said,

    Hey Jamie…this is so neat! Glad you’re having a great time learning all the neat processes to make such beaurtiful art! You’re in a wonderful part of the world. Keep those pictures coming in! You’ll be glad you took them. Take care…smiles…Carla

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    Marian Correll said,

    Jamie, Your mom shared you blog address with me. I have
    enjoyed reading about your yarn spinning adventures on the island
    of Carriacou and seeing the beautiful pictures. What an exciting
    internship. You will have learned lots this summer and had the
    opportunity to live on a beautiful island. How exciting. Take
    care and thanks for sharing your experience with everyone.
    Marian

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    Jodi said,

    Heeeeeey sis, it looks like you have been having a good time learning about a new place and things. I think that cotton in water thing is pretty cool. Do you think if the cotton was dyed before you put the seeds in it that the plants would take on the color of the cotton, just a thought? As for me, NO BABY YET, she like it inside my belly it seems. As soon as she’s born I will send you a picture in your email. Have fun!!!!


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