But first we had our usual great show and tell
from the guild members.
|Karen basket sample 1|
|Karen basket sample 2|
|Karen basket sample 3|
Join her for one of her wonderful classes and check out Poppy's two classes at the Porkies Folk School that same weekend.
|A new design for Karen|
We have a great lineup for 2019 at Porcupine Mountain State Park near Silver City MI. Check out Karen and Poppy's classes as well as the Artist in Residence program which has a fiber artist this year. Martha Kotter, Textiles, Columbus, Ohio. Textiles (August 19 - September 1, 2019) Presentation August 29. This is a free presentation by the Artist in Residence.
Donna Kallner will be teaching Nalbinding at the Porkies July 13 and 14th,
and Debbie Jircik will do an Eco dye class August 9th.
These and other fiber Events will be offered this year at the Porkies Folk School.
Karen also has been working on her Needle case in her spare time. I am sure she has little spare time right now, but it looks like her needle case will be done before mine.
|Karen's needle case is progressing|
Anita our persistent resale shopper found another treasure. This one is called Speed O Loom by Lily. As you can see by the smile Anita was very happy with her find. The group also was anxious to try to assemble the loom and see that it is very sturdy and quite large.
|Delight with her find.|
|woven sample that she found|
|John and Phyllis had to assemble this treasure.|
Marilyn is trying her hand at Tablet or Card Weaving. I am amazed at her and others interest in trying out, on their own, a new weaving technique. With the help of U tube it has made this very easy--for some! What a nice job Marilyn and this is quite a complicated pattern.
Mary wanted to show the group a tapestry she did long ago as an Art Education Project on a cardboard loom, it was a fun experiment and has lasted a long time hung over her loom.
Dawn brought in samples of fiber dyed with Alder Catkins with a Alum mordant. The dark one was mordant with iron for an iron/tannin interaction.
Phyllis announced the student shows that are now up at Finnish American Heritage center.
ISAD Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works exhibition
May 4 to May 29, 2019
SURFACE DESIGN PRESENTATION
Our program was an excellent display of dyed fabrics presented by Lynn Anderson and Miriam Pickens who are both attending Phyllis's Spring Surface Design class. I was busy taking notes and pictures so I hope I got these samples correctly labeled.
What we Saw:
Gold fabric below, samples of Immersion dye where you just let it be - On the left and on the right
Shibori Technique clamped with clothes pins. Both are dyed with onion skins
|White Damask fabric stitched and dyed Shibori|
|onion skin dyed full Emerson and clamped with clothes pins|
The Pink fabric above is an example of Low Water dye which the fabric is scrunched up and placed in a tight bowl and dye poured onto the fabric.
|Miriam's Handsome Hairy Woodpecker-Block printed movement was the goal not accuracy.|
|Lynn's black and orange block printed|
I believe the rust color is screen printed and the white is a stencil with paint.
|Stencil vs screen printed|
|screen printed printed on blue cloth.|
|Batik wax resist is very transparent|
|Batik by Maona|
Cyanotype using photo sensitive treated fabric which is placed in light box and an object or a stencil are placed on top. then exposed to light.
|Cyanotype treated photo sensitive material|
|avocado pit dyed|
|snow dyed with dry dye materials|
|Miriam's dyed top.|
|painted and over dyed|
"Meeting News"We meet and discussed the September 2019 Buellwood Retreat. Something we are all looking forward to. Save the date Sept 21 and 22 at the Marsin Retreat house in Houghton.
****I believe that this will be our 6th Retreat! as Leslie has been in New Mexico for 5 years now and she was at our first one!*****
Buellwood Best will be May 21st at Gloria Dei - Bring in your best fiber work inspired by a photo or nature.
August 19 th, Gary Olds will be at our meeting talking about how he chooses colors and pattens for his weaving.