|Carol's woven hat|
|Barb with her finished towels|
|Barbara's handwoven towels from one warp.|
|Phyllis use of various weft colors in class existing warp.|
Carol presents Crocheted Rugs and Braided Shepherd Rug Demonstration.
|Carol reading some of her favorite quotes form The Shepherd's Rug book|
|T shirt fabric used in this rug. Note the ridges in the Crochet rows.|
The heart shaped rug is a little trickier to make as it requires a little more knowledge of Crochet.
|Carol getting us started with the Crochet steps|
|Velvet and Satin fabric strips I love the ends left to look like flowers.|
|A special rug Carol made|
Braided Wool Shepherd's Rug
|Wool roving braided and felted rug sample|
Carol warns that these rugs require a lot of wool roving to make.
First you braid the roving as seen in Carol's sample then felt the braids in the washing machine and finally tack the braids together into your rug.
|Roving braided and ready for felting in the washing machine|
Upcoming 2014 Events you might be interested in:For Our Buellwood Guild members we are planning a workshop at the Marsin Retreat Center in Houghton for May 5 and 6, 2014. We are open for suggestion! but we are thinking of a round robin with various types of rug weaving on each loom. We can learn from each other and try out various types of looms. Not to mention getting to know your guild members better. If you do not have a loom we encourage our guild members to attend and bring a crochet hook or knitting needles or your favorite craft and of course a dish to pass as we will be having lunch both days at the center.
OPEN to the Public:
Mary Sue Fenner - Weave, Cut and Sew workshop and trunk show at Finlandia U on May 19, 20 and 21 contact Debra Goldman if you are interested or want more information. Email me for her phone number or email address. Fee will be determined by number in attendance.
Ruth Manning workshop on Saturday July 12 at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock 'Creative Design'
if 8 people are interested in attending at a cost of $42 per person we can get Ruth to do this class in Hancock. contact Leslie Toombs if interested. Email me for her phone number or email address.
Class description from Ruth: Do you want to develop new ideas that give your weaving, quilting, garment making, or felted pieces more personal meaning? This class will help any fiber artist look at ideas in a new way. The class will explore the use of metaphor to investigate a theme and connect those ideas to our own work. We will use existing images and drawing materials to create designs as a group and individually. The elements of art will help guide you as you link these ideas to your chosen media. Understanding your materials and refining your technique is important; now learn how to expand your knowledge and create new possibilities. Instructor will provide student supply list prior to class.
Sunday July 13 'Handspun Landscape Tapestry' a one day workshop with Ruth Manning at the Porkies folk school at Porcupine Mountain state park. check out the folk school website for cost and time www.porkies.org/folkschool info at 906 884 7663