|woven top accents knit hat.|
Clare just finished her final project for her Fiber Class at Finlandia so she shared with us the hats she created each using at least two fiber techniques in their construction. The ladies had a good time trying on Clare's creations and modeling them for my photos.
|Kathie liked this little number|
|Woven Bonnet worn in first picture|
|knit with Inkle band accent|
|Clare has her favorite knit hat with an Inkle band|
|close up of Clare's fine knitting and band.|
Our show and tell continued with Anita, a new member who has moved up here from Virginia sharing samples of her Bobbin Lace work. Anita brought in two examples of her Bobbin Lace, Torchon Lace which uses the Torchon Grid to make squares and rectangles and more geometric designs such as the pink lace shown here. The other I believe was a sample of Milanese Lace which allows more curves in the design.
|torchon Lace on grid background|
Dawn has been busy dying and knitting hats, although she admits she is giving away her hats as fast as she can knit them. These beautiful balls of yarn were dyed in Buckthorn bark with a pre soak in ammonia. The rose was the original color and the rust was after a giving the yarn an iron after bath and the lighter color from a dye bath with the color exhausted. Dawn will be teaching a natural dye class at the Porkies Folk School in July 2017 http://porkies.org/folk-school/workshops/
One series of baskets each has a title as 'Helix' or 'Kaleidoscope' each is made of a variety of barks. Maybe a spruce outer and willow or cedar interior and other barks such as elm or poplar all her bark is from a fallen source. She is environmentally conscious of what she gathers for her baskets. All lovely examples are finished off with just the right embellishment.
Karen teaches her basket techniques all across the country. She will be teaching a basket and star class at the Porkies this summer in August 2017.
|Needle case class project|
Check out the class schedules at http://porkies.org/folk-school/workshops/
|love this basket!|
|Detail Eco dyed scarf|
check out Randall's work at http://www.randalldarwall.com/