On Sunday, there was a general meeting covering the details of the Guild. Then, there was the high point - sharing the Feltmaking Challenge. In this challenge, there were constraints of materials, but the theme was open.
Members who participated each received one tarot card and a bunch of seemingly random bits of plastic and fiber via the mail. I learned that the deck was selected because of its Art Nouveau-esque beauty, and not because the group did card readings.
However, having this potential meaning from the cards infused the work with a greater layer. Each woman had a unique approach: from how she incorporated the meanings of her individual card, to how she chose to use the 'weird bits.' It was truly inspiring to see what they made.
While I didn't participate in the challenge, I will certainly try to do so with future ones!
Hopefully, the Guild will soon have an online exhibition to share. Stay tuned.