What a great meeting we had in October Lynn suggested we bring in a picture or an object of inspiration: this is what happened.
But first! show and tell
|Marilyn basket for spinning wheel|
|Marilyn's first spun yarn|
|Jon basket out of maple|
Jon is interested in Basket weaving and fashioned this basket out of Maple. Getting the maple this thin was a challenge but it seems to have worked.
|added this button band to Lyra's sweater|
|Finnish boots from workshop|
Dawn took this boot class at Finlandia to make Lepicas leather boots. the language barrier was a challenge but the results is a beautiful pair of boots. She also made this beautiful knit shawl. I am sure this is with yarn she dyed from natural plants.
|Dawn's knit shawl|
|Hurricane knit hat|
Karen L found this pattern for knit hat from Raverly. It is called the Hurricane Hat.
Phyllis knit this wall hanging with some beautiful colors. Sorry but I did miss the description from her show and tell.
|Phyllis's knit project|
Karen T brought in her birch ornaments and Jewelry she will be selling at local shows this fall. Some really cute new acorn ornaments also. The mug holders are a new design that she is willing to teach our guild members. We are all excited about this adventure.
She has been having some wonderful results dyeing with indigo and other plants from her garden. Her Eco print scarves turned out beautiful and when I saw her at the Art Affair show November 9th she only had one left to sell. Her colors were very intense. all from her indigo she grew in her garden.
|another beautiful basket by Karen|
|scarf on left is indigo dyed after Eco dyed on right|
|how about these colors, and star shape is a geranium leaf|
|left is indigo dyed first then Eco dyed with Iron on both|
|I love this design pattern with geranium leaves and onion skins|
|John's Eco dyed prints|
John framed his Eco dyed paper which is a great idea too.
|Mary's block printed cards and birch bark|
Jimalee harvested birch bark and made Birch Tar I believe to oil boots and make homemade soap.
she also shared a movie title she recommends 'Happy People'.
The group brought in their tablet weaving results from the Buellwood Fall Retreat. I think this was a very positive weaving adventure for all of the weavers and non weavers also.
|Our tablet weaving samples had some beautiful results.|
Objects of our Inspiration:
Lynn's inspiration was is the artist Emery Blagdon and the movie and book 'Bee Season' where a young girl sees letters in her head when her eyes are closed.
She encouraged us to think in a way we do not ordinarily think.
Lois is inspired by Trees, tracks in the snow, clouds, leaves in general our natural surroundings.
John is inspired by a meditation shawl he brought in to show and I believe he plans to weave one.
|John's meditation shawl|
Mary is sometimes inspired by Art shows this inspiration is a Quilt show at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay. it is a group of Quilters who call themselves the 'Women Who Run with Scissors'. it was quite an inspiring collection but what they really did was a challenge Quilt of modern day artists in an Old Maid Card fashion.
Karen T likes to walk the beach for found treasures as her inspirations. here are some of her findings. Wire, junk, acorns (inspired her ornaments or necklaces) even horse chestnuts.
Dawn also collects stuff and has a stockpile so she can inspire others to do art.
Phyllis's object is "Beauty" a hand hooked rug by June Muckelbauer
Phyllis loves the primitive graphics of this piece and loves the spectacular colors used.
Jimelee said her mother is her inspiration.
Anita is inspired to change her bedroom into her studio...which is overloaded and needs more space.
Thank you all for sharing your inspirations.
Remember if you want to join us an hour before our next guild meeting for a little spinning time. A couple of us are planning on arriving at 11 am to spin November 18 th. Of course that is weather permitting since we have this early snow challenging us right now.
See you then.
Next meeting is noon on November 18th with a presentation by Laura Seiders on knitted lace and lace making after our show and tell.
*Mark December 16 th for our annual Holiday Luncheon at Kangas Cafe if you want to be part of the *Dirty Santa Exchange (it is not Mandatory) bring a handmade gift wrapped creatively to participate.