Thursday, March 28, 2013

Buellwood guild meeting March 2013



My Favorite Dovecot weaving from a painting 'A Shepards life'
by Victoria Crowe this was just started when I saw it last spring.
Student tapestry at Dovecot Studio in Edinburgh Scotland
 The Buellwood Weaver and Fiber Guild met March 18th in Hancock MI. Today's topic was a slide show of Tapestries from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City presented by Phyllis and Tapestry Weaving in Scotland presented by Mary.

We had a small group for this meeting as snow was threatening to arrive. But 4 of us drove over from Ontonagon hoping to return home before the snow flakes started to fly.





 We were joined by more of our local members and had a very interesting Show and tell.



Phyllis shared her latest felted pieces created in a small scale - she called her sketches. Phyllis created these pieces to represent herself and her 2 sisters. A gift for her mother of felted wool and organza.






We asked Phyllis which one represented her. 
I believe she held up her leaf.




Detail of Phyllis' felted Piece

Debra brought along her sample fabric for Mary Sue Fenner's workshop we are having in June. 'Yes Debra does sample'  This year her fabric has more purple in the weave.
 I am taking a class at Pairie Winds 2013 in Kansas this June called ' Sampling is not a Dirty word' I am hoping I will learn how to sample with out using too much of my expensive yarn.
Debra loves to weave with Harrisville yarns so she is using them again this year. She has 2 months to weave 5 yards. Debra told me she has her loom beamed so it should be no problem. Go Debra!

We still have a few openings for Mary Sue Fenner workshop June 3,4,and 5 at Finlandia University in Hancock MI. Cost is about $220 to $260 for the 3 day workshop. A real deal and in the beautiful U.P.  of Michigan. Mary Sue has some new garments this year for her Trunk show! Come join us and enjoy 3 days of sewing with Mary Sue. Check out earlier spots on this blog Mary Sue 2012 or Mary Sue Fenner on Facebook to see more pics of her workshops.

Debra also brought along her 3 daughters to our Meeting. These girls are also quite talented fiber artists. This week it was Kumihimo.

Margaite is showing me how to use her Kumihimo braiding disk
she has her pink box of supplies handy if she needs it.
Adiline is showing us her Kumihimo braiding disk and she proudly shared some of her finished projects. Thank you girls for showing us your beautiful work.

See the photo below.
Adiline's finished work
Our April 15th meeting will be a presentation by Carol Kreher   'Australian Beanie'
Carol asks the members to bring their favorite hat... the more creative and out there the better.  It will be a fun show and tell.

Our Paper workshop is just around the corner.May 6,7, and 8 10 am to 5 pm at the Marsin Retreat Center in Houghton.... bring a dish to pass for Monday if you want to participate in the pot luck lunch.

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