Thursday, October 18, 2012

Buellwood Guild October Meeting

with Mary Sue Fenner
Lorraine in her very first Handwoven Garment
Myla and her vest made of  fabric she bought in Europe.

















Eve in her jacket made from hand printed fabric
The back of Eve's beautiful printed jacket

Our guild meeting on October 15th we had a great show and tell and welcomed new members Pekka Olson and Julie Kangas who were in attendance and Ed Gray in spirit.
       Myla and Lorraine brought the garments they made in Mary Sue Fenner's Spring 2012 workshop we held at Finlandia.They humored me when I asked if they would put them on so I could take a picture for the blog. Unfortunately I did not have my camera when Phyllis and Eric brought their garments in September. I was able to get a picture of Eve's garment at the Calumet Art Center. We should have some more to share if they bring them to a guild meeting. Leslie who will be doing a couple of lessons on tapestry weaving at the beginning of 2013 brought another Tapestry sample she is working on which was on a frame loom. Some great ideas to make a loom more usable with household items.
       We also discussed our Spring "PaperYarn" Workshop with Bea Grob which looks like it will be May 6, 7, and 8 of 2013 - location to be announced. If you are interested in the workshop stop in at the fiber studio and ask Phyllis to see Bea's samples or ask a guild member to forward the pdf file of the workshop information.
       Our Christmas Lunch and optional gift exchange was planned. Location TBA but Lynn suggested we exchange Artist cards instead of gifts. Check with Lynn Anderson if you are interested in the exchange for specific information. Next meeting is Monday November 12th at Gloria Dei church.

Finnish Rag Rug workshop

Ed Gary and Wynne Mattila
Eve, Ed and I took a Finnish Rag Rug workshop at the Calumet Art Center with Wynne Mattila. She was a great teacher and I learned a lot about blending colors and using a temple to maintain my weaving width. We also got some great tips on warping our looms. Never enough information on making warping the loom easier. We also got some great information on correcting mistakes and saw some of her great Rag Rugs. What makes the Rag Rug a Finnish rug is the Warp we used and the 3 shuttle method of blending colors.

Eve cutting her fabric
Ed's Rug on loom

Eve's Table runner on the loom

Mary's rug on the loom

















Wynne's samples of her rugs were wonderful the color blending was gradual and very beautiful. She brought a collection of different styles of Woven Rag Rug for our class my favorite was this blue one.
Blue Finnish Rag Rug Wynne Mattila
Wynne with her Finnish Birch Rug 

1 comment:

Donna Kallner said...

Beautiful garments, beautiful rugs!