|Karen's birch stars and bell ornaments|
Our Holiday Luncheon was well attended at the Kangas Cafe on December 17th we had a nice attendance and fun show and tell.
|another woven rug by Phyllis|
|Phyllis with wool and cotton mat|
Phyllis has been busy weaving this fall and her show and tell matched her outfit for the day. I was not surprised! She had a mat woven fat wool from Mexico and Finnish cotton tape. Her rugs were woven with various fibers including Organic cotton Bamboo and wool.
|large woven rug by Phyllis|
Maddie has finished her needle case she started at our fall retreat and she was really enjoying the hand embellishing of her case. So cute with a woolly caterpillar, a spider and web. A very creative case for sure. She also made a scissor holder and needle sharpener sewing aid for her daughter with her daughters hair in the sharpening heart. She read hair was used to sharpen needles in history.
|Do you see the woolly Caterpillar and the spider?|
|itzy bitzy spider and web|
Karen has been creating her birch bark ornaments and jewelry and now is Eco printing on Birch Bark she has used Iron oxide dipped leaves and pressed them into the sheet of Birch Bark. She also shared with us the cards her daughter created with block printed images that the blocks were made with a 3-D printer a collaboration with a friend. The name tags were tea dyed and hand lettered.
|Abby's block printed cards|
|Eco print on birch bark|
|birch bark ornaments|
|tea dyed tags|
And of course weaving sticks???? who knew these existed! The things you can find for a dollar or two at the resale shop. These even came with directions.
Dawn brought in a number of her knit and felted hats that needed homes. They all found homes and smiles in a matter of minutes. For show and tell she shared a hand spun and knit hat she just finished.
|Dawn's funky hats and the lucky recipients|
|Dawn's handspun hat|
John has another transparency woven piece that he shared. A lovely piece to hang in a window. Along with the woven silk scarves he finished on his 8 shaft loom. Someone is lucky to get one of these beautiful scarves. Unfortunately they were not in the dirty Santa exchange! I am still unsure why they look so different. I believe they are the same warp and weft. John found the pattern in a book and did a good job of setting up the warp to create it. Could this be a Danish Medallion pattern?
|8 shaft woven scarf A|
|8 shaft woven scarf B|
The Dirty Santa Exchange was a fun we all got something wonderful to bring home. Except the recipient of the chickens laying eggs, half way out. Some stealing of opened gifts occurred but we are all still friends. I think?
MLH and Midwest Weavers Conferences are open to registration this month for the June Conferences MLH is in Holland MI May 30-June 2, 2019 and Midwest Weavers is in Grinnell IA June 20-22. Both are great Conferences for 3 days or the whole week.