Sunday, September 23, 2012
At the Sept meeting Corienne did a hands on demo of "Kumihimo" Japanese braiding. She had prepared kits for all of us, with an octagonal cut out with slots on each side, and a set of 7 threads. The braiding was already started about a half inch, so we did not have to struggle with getting started. She gave us several handouts, and showed us how to do a braid called "Fill the Gap" I'm sure it has a traditional fancy Japanese name. She said laughingly "kids catch on quiet easy," lets see how much of a challenge it will be for us. Everyone caught on pretty easily, but I went backwards and undid the first inch she had done for me.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Old Business Next month, Vera will demo, iron on vinyl and organza, screen printing, she will bring supplies. Nov. Amy will demo covered buttons for embellishments, Dec. meeting Holiday Potluck. New Business New challenge for fall, "Weaving" incorporate woven materials, fabric, yarns, fibers, natural materials, in some way into an art piece. Maximum size 18" x 18" can be smaller, some of us wanted a slightly larger area to work on than the 12 x 12. No theme, your choice. Due at the December meeting, no stress, not required, just something fun to do if you want to. Show and Tell Kay had a woven/braid/stitch around a disk or button, she has instructions for several different styles. She brought a sample made with cotton cording. She also found large foam stamps at Oriental Trading Co. these have been hard to find locally.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Since two of our members were not able to come to the dye workshop, and wanted to try the ice dyeing, we planned another dye day Amy's. Pat ordered some silk scarves, Corienne brought some woven silk scarves that she made and some yarns, and Jana had bought black dye and a silk shawl.